What to Do If You Have a Super Long Baseboard Heater
Baseboard heater covers come in standard lengths of up to seven feet depending on the style. If your heater is longer than seven feet, you have to get a bit creative and start combining covers to make up the difference. Before you start fretting, this doesn't have to be a nightmare. In fact, the experts at Baseboarders® put their heads together to come up with these solutions.
Solution 1: Cut Two Panels Into Equal Lengths
The best looking solution is to purchase two replacement panels and cut them into two equal lengths to cover your entire heater. The benefit of using two equal length panels is that the coupler will fall dead center to provide a balanced look.
When combining two or more panels, you will need a coupler to cover the area where the panels meet. If you are joining two panels, you will need one coupler. If you have three panels, you will need two couplers and so on.
The purchase of two long panels may end up costing a bit more than buying one long and one short panel, but the overall look of two evenly spaced panels will be worth it.
Solution 2: One Long Panel & Cut a Second to Fill in the Gap
Another option is to get the longest panel available then get a second panel that’s nearest the length of the remaining space. You may still have to request a custom cut (or cut it yourself) to ensure everything fits right. This solution usually costs a little less compared to the first option.
The downside to this option is that the coupler will fall somewhere to the left or right of center. Of course, if an asymmetrical layout doesn't matter for your unit, this may be the best solution for you.
Solution 3: Slide the End Caps Out for Some Extra Space
If you find you’re just a tad short, there’s no need to buy any extra panels, make cuts, or bother with couplers. The end caps are designed to slide in and out up to 1.75 inches each. That means you can get up to an extra 3.5 inches total per heater cover. So if you’re short by less than 3.5 inches, consider simply sliding the end caps out.
Custom Cuts for Free!
Baseboarders® makes it easy for you to take care of those long baseboard heater panels. We’ll custom cut our standard length panels down to any size you specify, for free. Simply leave us a note in the custom cut field on each panel as you order it. Our team will ensure the cuts are made correctly so you have everything needed to perfectly refit your baseboard heater covers.
If you’re the sort of person who likes a DIY project, check out our video on how to cut panels yourself. Just remember that once panels are custom cut, these are not eligible for return.
Questions? Our customer service team is happy to help. Please call 1-844-801-6429.