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I could really use some professional advise here. I removed a piece of rotten trim I found while cleaning the gutters. The problem is pretty apparent in the photos with the gutter removed. Water followed the roof at the bottom of the rake and found its way in because there was really nothing stopping it.

How would a professional have avoided this???

I am not a carpenter and my best thought solution is not pretty. (continue the step flashing down to the end of the rake board, and cut a piece of trim to fit under it) this would leave about a half inch gap between the rake board and the flashing and would not be too pretty as you can imagine. That solution would carry the rain water over the end of the gutter also which I would like to avoid. You will also notice that a triangle piece of trim would just barely cover the opening at the top of the corner molding. (not good)

I don't trust myself to come up with the best solution here. Does anybody have some sound professional advise?
 

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Brush off the wood area and give it a good coat of paint.
Using a piece of white coil stock ( metal) bend an ell shape 1" inch by 1" inch and the length needed for the bottom right side. Put the aluminum nails through the face not bottom.
Then cut a piece in the A shape pattern to cover the entire area including the the face of the ell shaped piece. Nail the A shape piece at the corners and caulk. NOTE: You are not cutting the middle out to make an A.

I agree, that was plain ignorant.................


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That corner should have been wrapped before the fascia's where covered.
There was no need for that cap over the outside corner.
Any water that went into it would have just ran out the bottom.
 

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Thank you for your help guys.

Ive been staring at this for about a week and still have a question.
I can cut out some flashing to cover everything up in the 'a' shape overlapping the 'l' shape at the bottom. good idea..

But the kickout flashing would have to come through the rake trim in order for it to be up against the wall and slipped under the step flashing. I have seen pictures of how this goes on when there is stucco, but not when it would have to come through the rake. any suggestions? We are going to get a freeze soon and I dont want to have to worry about this in the winter.
 

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You already have the nail pulled out behind the fascia, Just slide it in from the bottom behind it.
 

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Thank you for your patience. There must be something very simple that I'm missing here.

I can easily stick a piece of flashing behind the rake trim, like a piece of step flashing. But I cant see how to slide in the kickout flashing. The piece of it that would divert the water over, which would start at the vertical wall and protrude out along the path of the roof line, would have to come through the rake trim right? Would you have to cut a slit in the trim for the kickout flashing to come out of?
 

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You'd need to remove that piece of fascia to install the kick out properly. The kick out needs to be installed under the first piece of step flashing too.
 
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