Now that fall has arrived and the days and nights are getting cooler, people are starting to prepare for winter. If you heat your home by burning wood during the winter, you need a plan to store your supply so that you will be prepared throughout the cold months. If you don’t have space in a garage or shed, a portable garage is a good alternative.
Wood burns best when it is seasoned and kept dry. Leaving wood on the ground can allow moisture into it, which can cause it to rot. It should be kept off the ground by stacking it on top of pallets or skids.
In order for firewood to become seasoned, air needs to circulate freely around it. Your firewood storage building should be enclosed on three sides and open on the fourth so that air can enter and circulate around the stacks of firewood. The shelter should have a strong roof to protect the firewood from winter snow and rain.
A peak style portable garage is an ideal location to store firewood. Shelters are constructed with heavy-duty steel frames to allow them to stand up to harsh winter weather. Shelters are made with zippered and roll-up doors so that one side can be left open to allow air to circulate throughout the shelter. The covers are made with polyethylene that has been treated to resist damage from mold, mildew, and the sun’s UV rays. A portable garage is easy to assemble with just a few simple tools.
It is time to begin to prepare for winter, if you haven’t already. If you are planning to heat your home with wood this winter, store it in a portable garage to keep it dry and secure so that you will be ready for cold weather.