Ugly furnace installation. Any suggestions?
I had a new furnace and water heater installed. I really don't like the way it looks on the exterior of the house. I'm looking for some suggestions to make it look... nicer?
The problems: These are the vents for the furnace.
I thought they were going to use the chimney for the venting, but they went through the rim joist instead. The white pvc just looks like crap. I thought about painting them brown, or planting some shrubs in from of them.
This is the vent for the water heater.
I guess paint is out of the question for this. Shingle around the round part?
There is no information in either manual on how close I can put plants to hide them.
I asked them to plug the top of the chimney, because they plugged the bottom and I didn't want a chimney full of water leaking into the basement. I was up on the roof a few days ago, this is what they did.
Do you think the plug slid down, do I need more concrete or some other fix to keep the water out.