How long does it take to assemble a radiator cover? Assembly of a radiator cover will take 5 - 10 minutes. A larger cover may take a couple of extra minutes. It is extremely easy - there are only 4 pieces; the top, front and two sides. See our demonstration video for a full demonstration of what's involved. All holes are pre-drilled, all assembly hardware is included. The only tool required is a screwdriver.
What tools do I need to assemble a radiator cover? You just need a philips ( + ) or slotted/flat head ( - ) screwdriver.
Do your radiator covers have a back panel? No, our radiator covers don't have a back, but every order is custom made to your needs, so if you require one, please let us know and we'll be happy to arrange that for you (additional charges will apply). Many radiators are mounted so close to walls, that there isn't room for a back panel. Also, without a back, it is easier to remove the cover if you need to access the radiator.
How thick is the material you use? All of our cabinets and radiator covers are made of 3/4" thick material.
Are you able to accomodate special requests? Every cabinet we make is made to order - so we are able to handle many special requests we get from customers on a daily basis. Many of these adjustments are done at little or no additional cost. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Rounded Corners of Cabinet Tops
- Enclosed bottom/no feet
- Modified overhangs on the top of the cover (front, back, left, or right sides)
- Custom paint colors
- Notching for quarter round or baseboard moldings
Please call or email us for more information.
Can you send someone to measure my radiators? Unfortunately no, but we offer free tele-service. Simply email us photos of your radiator and we'll give you easy to follow instructions and walk you through the ordering process to achieve a perfect fit. We're here to help you!
How do you apply your finishes? We apply our finishes using some of the most advanced automated finishing equipment in the world. The resulting finish is professional quality, meeting or exceeding what you would expect to find at a high quality furniture retailer.
What type of material are your radiator covers made of? Our radiator cover frames and Mission screen are made of wood, and the Windsor, Grecian and Cloverleaf screens are made of Steel. To be more specific our furniture and radiator covers are made of a specially formulated MDF that is ideal for radiators covers and is of exceptional quality. To contribute as best as possible to your indoor air quality, the wood has an ultra low rating of urea formaldehyde. Radiator covers are exposed to extremes in temperature and humidity. Our specially formulated MDF will withstand the dramatic changes in temperature and humidity in your home better than any other material available for radiator covers.
How do your prices work? We have integrated technology from our website into our workshop - so when you place your order, our cabinetmakers know exactly what to make very efficiently. Our prices are all based directly on our costs - so that we can provide you with the best value possible. That is why you'll notice that not only do our products seem to be better quality - and come fully finished - our pricing is also notably lower than any of our competitors. We also sell more than any of our competitors - so our costs are signifantly lower.
Is there a guideline for pricing? To get pricing, visit our "Buy Now" page. You'll get instant pricing and drawings of the cabinet! Give it a try today!
Are there any special care instructions? Our furniture and radiator covers are finished using a high quality finish that is very low maintenance. There are no special care instructions, but to avoid scratches, you should avoid using abrasive cleaners like powdered detergents and steel wool and clean spills as soon as they occur.
Are radiator covers a fire hazard? While they do get hot, traditional (cast iron/hot steam/hot water) radiators do not get hot enough to start a fire. The only exception is heaters that are electric (for example plug in units or baseboard style) which should never be close to drapes, curtains, furniture, etc. Traditional radiators which are perfectly safe, are in most homes built from the mid 1800's to the 1960's are the healthiest, quietest and most efficient type of heating.
How do I know how many panel openings my radiator cover will have? Generally, covers up to 24" wide have a single panel, between 24" and 52" have 2 panels and beyond 52" have 3 panels. For a preview of what your radiator cover will look like, be sure to use our "Buy Now" page. On the "Buy Now" page, select the cover you're interested in, enter your dimensions and you'll get instant pricing and drawings. If you have a special request about panels, we can usually accomodate these requests.
I am making my own radiator covers or I am repairing my covers, can I just order screens? Yes, email us a list of the sizes you need and the screen pattern, and we'll email you a quote. Our unfinished screens come coated in a protective solution that must be cleaned off before painting. The protective coating can be removed with paint thinner or a quality degreaser.