Radiator Cover Measuring Instructions
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of our measurements are in inches. The measurements you provide us
with are the interior of the radiator cover. Beyond the interior
dimensions you provide, the radiator cover's top has an overhang of
1" on all four sides (front, back, left and right) and the wood
we use is 3/4" thick. When confirming your order, the website
will provide you with three sets of measurements:
Dimensions: as you entered them
Dimensions: length, height and depth of the cover at its widest
Footprint: this will be how much floor space the radiator cover will require
some situations, you may want to request to not have an overhang, or to
shorten an overhang to make a radiator cover fit in a tight space.
Orientation: When describing the radiator cover all instructions must be oriented from the perspective of facing the radiator cover. For example when requesting pipe cutouts or other special instructions regarding overhangs.
the overall length of your radiator including any valves and pipes.
Round this number up to the nearest inch, then add 2 inches. In the
example in Figure 1, the radiator is 48.25" long, so round up to 49" and add 2 inches, giving a length of 51". This will be the interior length of your radiator cover.
Radiator covers look best when they are centered under a window.
Sometimes it's a good idea to order the cover a little longer than
your radiator to center it below the window.
from the floor up to the highest point of your radiator including any
valves and pipes. Round this number up to the nearest inch, then add
1 inch. In the example in Figure 2, the radiator is 36.75" in
height, so round up to 37" and add 1 inch, giving a
height of 38". This will be the interior height of your radiator
from the front of your baseboard to the front of the radiator,
including any valves and pipes, round up and add one inch. In the
example in Figure 3, the radiator is 9.5" deep, so round
up to 10" and add 1 inch, giving a depth of 11". This will be the interior depth of your radiator cover.
OPTIONS and UPGRADES
Options will let you tailor the look of your radiator covers to match your personal style and the look of your existing furniture and the architectural character of your home.
Choose your favorite screen pattern - your screen choice does not affect the price of the radiator cover.
The Grecian Pattern Screen is the more contemporary and modern
screen we offer constructed of high quality USA origin steel.
The Cloverleaf Pattern Screen is a very traditional yet whimsical screen we offer constructed of high quality USA origin steel.
The Windsor Pattern Screen is the most traditional screen we offer
constructed of high quality USA origin steel.
Our mission screen is a high quality wooden slatted grill.
paint our radiator covers with high quality industrial coatings that
result in a “baby skin” smooth and silky finish that you
would expect to find on a high quality piece of furniture. The
finish is extremely durable and difficult to scratch or stain under
normal household use. All of the finishes have a satin sheen.
(Benjamin Moore PM-1): Our white option is a brilliant and clean white.
White (Benjamin Moore OC-130): An interior designer favorite, Cloud White has a shade of ivory to add a touch of warmth to the color.
Only: Our primer option allows you to paint the cover in any
color you choose at home. The radiator cover will be primed by us in
our high quality primer. We then sand the primer to ensure the best
possible finish for you. As soon as you get the cover, you can put
your paint brush right to it! Our primer is compatible with all latex or
oil based paints. The primer only option is discounted $10.
Other Non-Stock Color: We can match our furniture lacquer to match almost any color manufactured by any major brand including Benjamin Moore, Behr, PARA, CIL, Ralph Lauren and so on. To order your radiator cover in any custom color not offered in our catalog, simply order the cover and provide us with the color name, code/number and brand. A setup fee of $100 per color applies, in addition to $25 per cover.
The Multipanel top adds panel openings in the top of the cover with the same Screen Pattern as selected for the rest of the radiator cover. The Multipanel top is recommended for a radiator cover that will be under a window and sandwiched behind a couch or other furniture. The price of this upgrade varies with the size and style of your cover.
To help with installation, we designed our own quick release wall hardware that is available at checkout for $9.99. The hardware screws into the wall and has a matching bracket that attaches to the inside of the radiator cover. The hardware allows easy and tool-less removal of the cover when necessary, however when in place it holds the cover to prevent it from tipping over. This will mount on any radiator cover sold by us provided there is at least 1" clearance above the cover (beware of window sills, etc). Recessed radiators that are embedded in the wall (not the traditional free standing units) will need some special consideration - aside from the standard of adding 1" in height to your radiator and 2" in length, you'll have to add an additional 2" in length (a total of 4" added to interior length and 1" added to interior height).
HANDY ACCESS DOOR:
For easy access to valves or other things inside the radiator cover, we offer these handy access doors! The doors close flush with the surface of the radiator cover and there is no hinge visible when it is closed. Doors can be ordered on any panel, including the top, left, right or front. To open the door they come with a finger pull by default or you can choose a pre-drilled hole for a knob (not included), or choose to have nothing at all. For more information on how to order an access door, please see "Access Doors" on the top left of this page under the heading "SPECIAL CUTOUTS." $40 billed separately.
covers that are less than 7” - 9” deep may or may not
have panel openings on the sides depending on which options are
selected. To confirm, use our convenient preview tool that is available in the order form or contact us with your exact sizing and
covers - especially tall and skinny ones - are just like pieces of furniture in your home. They can tip over, especially if you have little children or pets playing around them. Never attempt to climb or tip over a radiator cover or any furniture. This may cause damage to the radiator cover and may even damage other property in your home or cause injury to a person or pet. We highly recommend having them fastened to the wall. For your convenience, we offer a quick release hardware kit that will work under most circumstances and is available when placing your order. Our radiator covers are only designed to cover traditional radiators that are heated by hot water or steam. It is dangerous to cover an electric heater and may be a fire hazard.
If your radiator or any of its pipes, valves etc. are leaking water or steam, please repair the leak before attempting to cover it up! Concealed water damage can very expensive and potentially develop into a mold problem!