Keeping a warm fire going in your home makes it cozy on those blustery, cold winter days and nights – which will be here before we know it. Heating your home with firewood is also a great way to cut down on heating costs. But wood that’s wet won’t burn effectively and leaving it outside is sometimes the only option.
Don’t let this deter you from enjoying a cozy fire this winter. A portable garage shelter is an easy way to keep firewood protected from the elements and ready to use at a moment’s notice.
Here are a few options to consider for storing your firewood this winter.
Firewood Rack & Cover
An affordable option for keeping your firewood dry and safe when not in use are firewood racks. This option can be used to store chopped wood off of the ground and keep it covered and protected from the elements. Firewood racks come in a range of lengths and sizes and can be set-up anywhere it’s convenient in a user’s yard. A breathable polyester cover that can be unzipped or that covers only part of the wood is also a great option because it also allows the wood to breathe and stay seasoned.
The best kind of wood for burning a great fire indoors is seasoned firewood. Not only does it eliminate the hassle of smoke, but it also crackles and shimmers pleasantly when it is perfectly dried. To speed up the process involved in seasoning firewood, and to protect it best, you can invest in a seasoning shed. These dwellings are specifically designed for keeping wood dry. Most of these types of sheds will come with a vapor barrier floor to block out moisture while also keeping condensation to a minimum. Other options like a polyethylene translucent fabric allows more light to enter into the shed and the heat it creates will speed up the drying of firewood.
As we head straight into the winter months, now’s a great time to get your firewood ready before inclement weather hits. Check out the various options available for purchase at PortableGarageDepot.com.