One or more plumbing vent pipes terminate less than six inches above the roof surface below. Debris or snow may block openings, and may result in sewer gases entering living spaces. A qualified contractor should evaluate and make repairs as necessary so vent pipes terminate at least six inches above roof surfaces.
This is from a report done on a S Florida home. I love the mention of snow.
You should have seen the rest of the report. The house had a 20 year old tar and gravel roof on it. The inspector said to budget for replacement, or get a licensed roofer to give a 5 year guarantee on it. Talk about wimping out when it needs a new roof!! Makes you want to pull your hair out (if you have any to pull)
Well, lets word our findings so that we don’t ruffle any feathers or jeopardize the sale or the commissions involved. That is the best way to ensure further refferals and more work in the future… right? And Bill don’t forget it may eventually snow heavily here in Fl. that is if Yellowstone blows up and we get a “nuclear” type winter due to the ash blocking out the sun.