Asked on Jul 28, 2019

How do I "hide" a stack of roofing tiles?

Florence A MokrisHelenKc Anders Rogers


My HOA rules say tiles I have stacked next to my garage wall must be hidden from view or removed. I need them for future roof repairs & have no other place to store these tiles. There is very little room to put plants because my air conditioner equipment is in this area. Artificial (fencing or plastic plant's are acceptable). Any ideas ?

8 answers
  • Laura Cooper
    Laura Cooper
    on Jul 28, 2019

    How about a long narrow planter filled with tall grass (artificial or real). Some planters are less than 8" wide and several feet long.

  • Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!
    Toni @ Girl, Just DIY!
    on Jul 28, 2019

    Laura has a great idea for a long planter. If you want it to be maintenance free you can always use faux greenery on sale at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Also, maybe a short trellis you attach to a piece of 2x6 as the "feet" and attach a pretty garden flag on the back side to create a window effect that blocks the view of the tiles.

    • Syl
      on Jul 28, 2019

      I thought of using faux greenery but my "picky" HOA won't allow any artificial plants outside, unless it might be our partially enclosed lanai area. No faux green or floral is allowed in the screened in lanai area or behind the screened area. Boo hoo. They will permit "real" greenery but it must fully hide any equip such as air conditioners, etc and my violation has to be corrected immediately, so real greenery wouldn't have time to grow in (tall enough or wide enough to fully hide stacked up roof tiles.

  • Mainiebets
    on Jul 28, 2019

    What about making a pallet wood cover for it so that it looks like a table or plant stand and placing some potted plants and flowers on top?

  • Flipturn
    on Jul 29, 2019

    Can you store them under your beds?

    • Shuganne
      on Feb 17, 2020

      Syl, I know it's been awhile since you posted, but I wanted to make sure your tiles were not so close to the a.c. that they blocked air flow. Any extra strain getting air in or out will tax the system and could cause premature mechanical failure.

      Everytime I read about something like this, where "big brother" is sticking his nose into your privacy, I silently repeat to myself, I'm so glad I live in the country. Yes, I had to deal with the damage when a storm ripped a branch off a tree, onto my power lines and both landed on the ground. However, a friend just got a citation for having "faded house numbers" on her home. There are compromises we all have to adjust to, but I'd like them to stop at my property line, thank you.

      I hope the landscape trimming went ok?

  • Kathy DeStafino
    Kathy DeStafino
    on Jul 29, 2019

    Put against a corner is you have one. Posts with lattice would work. A garden gate with a bit of fencing. There are several projects on here to "hide" HVAC units that would work.

  • Kc Anders Rogers
    Kc Anders Rogers
    on Oct 22, 2019

    Lowe’s sells privacy fencing for air conditioners and /or trash bins. They are 2 hinged panels each 4ft wide and 3 or 4 ft tall. Check those

  • Helen
    on Dec 3, 2019

    Maybe a couple of trees that's already tall. Maybe blue berries as well

  • Florence A Mokris
    Florence A Mokris
    on Dec 30, 2020

    I planted Holly Bushes. I put containers in back of them. The containers are hidden from view with the bushes in front of them.

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