How do you stack up?
When storing firewood, it’s important to use the right storage option to protect your investment. After you’ve purchased wood from Premier Firewood Company, the last thing you want to do is throw the kiln dried firewood in a pile and forget about it. Mother Nature is tough on firewood. Elements like snow and rain can damage and decay wood, rendering it unusable. If wood is left on the ground, moisture can seep in, causing it to mold. Animals see firewood piles as warm, cozy homes. There are many methods you can use to protect your firewood. From pre-made storage options to DIYs, there’s something out there for every space, style and budget.
Before storing firewood, you must first learn how to properly stack it. It helps you get the most out of your wood and prevent any dangerous accidents from the wood falling. You can use a rack, stack it in a shed or box, or stack it on a pallet on the ground. The main thing is to keep it off the ground. The nice thing about kiln dried firewood is you can stack it inside without any risk of mold or insects infesting your home.
A firewood rack or cart keeps wood off the ground and out of the danger of moisture. Usually made of metal, firewood racks have high sides and can hold a large amount of wood. Some racks come with wheels for easy moving or reloading. You can purchase decorative racks that come in different shapes and sizes to suit your style.
A storage shed is ideal for homeowners that have extra space in their backyard. Sheds keep wood off the ground, keep it dry and prevent animals and insects from making their homes inside the woodpile. Most pre-made firewood sheds have space between the walls that allow for airflow to keep the wood dry.
A storage box is just what it sounds like – a box to store firewood in. Usually, the box is kept close to a wood burning stove for easy access. Having a full supply of wood on hand makes it convenient to tend the fire in the middle of the night. This is also a great option for homeowners who don’t have much space for firewood storage. A storage box will also keep the dirt and debris off your floor. Plus, a homemade decorative box can add charm and style to your home!
If you do not have access to a storage shed or box, the best option is to stack wood on a pallet and place a covering over it. Many homeowners use this option because it provides easy access to wood and it’s easy to replenish your supply. A common, inexpensive cover you may already have is a blue tarp which will protect the kiln dried firewood against the elements and keep animals from making a home in it.
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We offer the best kiln-dried firewood in the NYC and CT areas at great prices, with excellent service and convenience. Premier Firewood Company can deliver firewood to your residence or restaurant, and stack the wood for you at no extra charge. Give us a call today at 203-866-4252.