Flue stains

What would cause dark stains on a roof from a water heater direct vent flue?

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Al, That vent doesn’t look right, that black flex hose may have been recalled, using red silicone to make the seal at the PVC concerns me. I would look at the manufacturers approved vent configurations, that one doesn’t pass my spidy sense test.

That is not a direct vent water heater, or a flue. It is however, completely fubar. I agree with Mark on the defects.

Dark red stains are from rust This installation needs to be changed Immediately… Hazard

Do you have a picture of the termination cap?

Cool, thanks everyone.