The standardization of galvanized steel across residential hydronic baseboard was announced. A two phase manufacturing process was used to accomplish this. With the standardization of galvanized steel, the esthetically pleasing and clean-heat performance of residential baseboards goes to a new level of durability. During phase one, all critical components of the baseboard including the vane, front and back plates are hot-dip galvanized through an environmentally friendly lead free process, increasing rust corrosion resistance above that of traditional processes. Phase two incorporates a beautiful paint finish process which further increases corrosion resistance and durability.