How to Cut Baseboard Heater Covers

Baseboarders® are manufactured in all of the common industry standard nominal lengths: 2′, 3′, 4′, 5′, 6′ and 7′. If your baseboard heaters aren't in standard lengths, you'll need to custom cut them to size. There are two ways to do that: order a custom cut or cut them yourself on-site.

Order Custom Cuts

On the product page, before you add a panel to cart, type in the custom cut length(s) under the section Need a FREE custom cut?

If you have heaters longer than 6' (Basic) or 7' (all other product lines) you'll need to cut two or three panels into equal lengths to cover the distance. Check out the How to Measure Guide to learn more about that.

DIY Custom Cut

Learning how to cut baseboard heater covers is a snap. You need a few tools and a little know-how. Watch the video above for step-by-step instructions on how to easily cut panels onsite.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Hand shears capable of cutting 22 gauge steel
  • Metal file
  • Pliers
  • Tape measure
  • Masking tape to mark the line on the panel
  • Sharpie marker
  • Gloves

More Guides

Get even more detail on how to custom cut, order custom lengths, and install with these step-by-step guides.