This is my inaugural post here on HouseRepairTalk.com. What a great resource this site is!
We bought our first house a few months ago, and the first thing we did was replace the clunky ancient furnace with an awesome high-efficiency one (hello, tax rebate). In order to install it, the technicians had to run PVC piping through our chimney. Now we have two pipes sticking up out above our roof (one straight, one bent). They're about a foot long and such an eyesore. The furnace people suggested painting them, but that doesn't really solve the problem. What are my other (affordable) options? Can I rig up some kind of wraparound from aluminum sheeting, or ...? I would prefer a DIY solution, as the furnace company's other suggestion -- hire a professional -- is out of our budget right now.