What Do Baseboard Heater Covers Really Do?

What Do Baseboard Heater Covers Really Do?

Tired of putting time, money, and effort into sanding and painting your old baseboard heaters, only for them to get damaged or start to rust again? There’s one way to get around the constant, tiring fixes: a reliable, high-quality baseboard heater cover. If you’re wondering what baseboard heater covers do and why investing in one is a smart idea, keep reading.

What’s the Best Way To Cover Up My Ugly Baseboard Heater?

Let’s face it: baseboard heaters tend to clash with home interior, whether it’s because of their old, outdated appearance; the dents, missing parts; or the rust. You can cover your baseboard heater with furniture, sure. But if you don’t do this carefully, you might end up impeding the path of the heated air. This can reduce the efficiency of your heating. Paint is another option, but it doesn’t last long. It should be noted, that it’s also a ton of work. If you plan to paint your baseboard heater, keep in mind you’ll have to repaint it again sooner or later.

So how do you cover up your baseboard heaters in a way that’s safe, efficient, and stylish? That’s right: with a baseboard heater cover. Most homeowners don’t understand the full extent of what a cover can do and how it will benefit them. Let’s learn more about what they do.

What Do Baseboard Heater Covers Really Do?

What do baseboard heater covers really do, and why are they beneficial? There’s more than one reason you should consider investing in a baseboard heater cover: covers are designed to resist damage and rusting. Covers don’t rust, chip, dent, or fade in color. But installing them must take forever, right? If you’re worried about the installation process, don’t be. One major benefit to covers is that they’re easy to install and remove. Just slip them on and off as needed. This makes cleaning a breeze.

But do they look good? If you want your baseboard heater to match the rest of your interior, there’s good news. Instead of detracting from your home’s style, covers add to it. A baseboard heater cover made from sleek galvanized steel can blend perfectly into any modern home. There’s also more than one type of cover. At EZSnap™ Covers, we make durable, high-quality baseboard heater covers out of galvanized steel. They’re sure to solve your problems, whether it’s rusting, damage, or missing parts. Come look through our preexisting selection of covers or contact us about getting one cut to size.

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Measure Your Baseboard Heaters

How to measure baseboard heaters:

Step 1

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 2 

Always measure left to right, and twice for accuracy

Step 3


Based on how your heater is configured,

choose an option below to expand and view

specific hot water baseboard heater measurement templates.

[+] Option 1: Straight Heater Configuration
[+] Option 2: L-Shape and U-Shape Configuration
[+] Option 3: 45 Degrees, Z-Shape Configuration


Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,

you’re ready to order.

Quickly review our prices listed below.

Standard Size Tall Size
Covers by the foot $21.95 $27.50
Endcaps, Corners & Solid Couplers $22.95 $28.75
Mesh Couplers $16.95 $21.95
90 Outside Corner $35.95 $44.95
Universal Size
Wall Widgets $3.50
Floor Widgets $4.50
Wall Contraptions $8.50