Fall is here, and soon cold winter days and nights will be arriving. Many people across the United States use fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to supply heat in the winter and to save money on fuel. Burning wood can be an economical way to keep warm in the winter.
Dried Wood Burns Better
Fresh wood has a moisture content of about 50 percent. Dried wood should have a moisture content of about 15 to 20 percent for burning. Wood that has dried out is easier to light, burns better, and produces more heat and fewer emissions. It is dried by chopping it into smaller pieces and allowing it to dry out by exposure to the air. In order to have wood burn well and not be damaged by moisture, rot, and mold, it needs to be kept off the ground and ventilated.
A Firewood Rack Can Keep Your Wood Dry
If you are planning to burn wood to keep warm this winter, you can store it on a firewood rack until it is needed. This will keep it off the ground to prevent moisture from accumulating and causing fungus and rot. It will also allow air to circulate around the wood so it can dry out and reach the appropriate moisture content for clean burning in your home.
Carport Depot has a collection of firewood racks that are ideal for storing firewood for the winter. Our racks will keep your firewood elevated off the ground and provide better protection from moisture than you could get by storing the wood on a tarp.
Our firewood racks are designed to store one-quarter to one-half cord of wood. They have steel frames and black polyester covers that can be adjusted to cover the wood or allow air to circulate freely. The wood can be stored up to four feet high in the frame, and the cover can slide down over the pile. The wood will be protected from moisture on both ends to reduce the chance of rotting and make it last longer. Our racks range in size from 4 to 12 feet long.
Order a Firewood Rack from Carport Depot
If you want to burn wood in a fireplace or stove this winter, a firewood rack can help you keep the wood dry and free from moisture that could cause mildew and rot. It will help keep the wood well ventilated so it will reach the right moisture content and produce better heat. Order a firewood rack from Carport Depot today.