Consider Firewood Racks Early in the Season to Avoid Availability Problems This Coming Winter

If your home has a fireplace or a wood stove, you probably use it often during the winter to limit the amount that you rely on the furnace. A fire can also create a cozy atmosphere for family members to relax while sharing conversations or watching TV.

Reasons to Store Firewood in a Rack

If you plan to use firewood this winter, you will need a place to store it where it will be kept dry and protected from pests. It’s also important to allow firewood to breathe. A firewood rack can serve those purposes.

Firewood needs to be stored in a way that lets air circulate so the wood can season, or dry out thoroughly. Wood that contains moisture won’t burn well.

For firewood to dry completely, it has to be stored so that it’s not in contact with the ground. Stacking wood directly on the ground can expose it to moisture, as well as insects and other pests.

If you intend to use a fireplace or wood stove frequently during the winter months, you’ll need a large quantity of wood. Firewood racks come in a variety of sizes. You can find one that will allow you to conveniently store the amount of wood you’ll need as you prepare for winter.

Keep Firewood a Safe Distance from Your House

Sometimes homeowners store firewood in a garage or on a porch so it’s easily accessible. That can create serious problems. First, wood attracts insects and snakes. If you store firewood near your house, you may find pests inside your home.

Also, if a fire starts in your house or yard or at a neighbor’s home, wood that is stored in or near your house can go up in flames. The fire may quickly spread, and your entire home may be engulfed.

Firewood should be stored at a safe distance from your house to prevent these types of problems. It may make sense to keep a small quantity of firewood on a rack inside your house for convenience, but the bulk of your supply should be kept outdoors, away from your home.

Order a Firewood Rack to Prepare for Winter

Portable Garage Depot offers firewood racks with steel frames in a variety of sizes. Our firewood racks come with polyester covers that can protect wood that’s stored outside from rain and snow while allowing it to breathe.

Demand for firewood racks naturally increases as fall approaches. Products may be sold out or on backorder, which can lead to delays in delivery times. If you’re planning to use a fireplace or woodstove this winter, estimate how much firewood you’ll need for the season and order a rack that’s the right size as soon as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the colder months.

 

Storing Firewood Safely Outdoors

With winter fast approaching, you may be planning to stock up on firewood to heat your home. You will need a place to keep wood dry and to protect it from insects. An outdoor firewood rack or a portable shelter may be a good solution.

Where and How to Store Firewood

If you plan to assemble a large stockpile of firewood for the winter, you most likely don’t have enough free space in your home to store it all. That means you will need a place to keep it protected outside.

You probably want to store wood near your home so you won’t have to go trekking through deep snow to bring some in to start a fire. It’s not a good idea to keep firewood too close to your house, however. Wood attracts pests, such as termites. If termites discover firewood right outside your house, it will only be a matter of time before they will move on to the house itself.

Firewood must be protected from moisture. If it gets wet, it can develop mold, and wet or damp firewood can be difficult or impossible to burn. You should store your firewood so it doesn’t touch the ground.

Wood also needs to be able to breathe. It should be covered to protect it from rain and snow, but there should be enough uncovered space to allow for ventilation.

Order a Firewood Rack or a Portable Shed

Portable Garage Depot sells firewood racks that can be used to store wood outdoors. Our racks are 4 to 12 feet long and can hold 1/8 to ½ cord of wood and keep it off the ground to protect it from moisture and insects. The height and width of the steel frames can be adjusted so you can choose the best way to store your firewood. A tarp on top partially lowers to protect wood from moisture while still allowing for ventilation.

If you plan to store a large amount of firewood, and a rack would not be large enough to hold it all, you can invest in a portable garage. We sell shelters in a wide range of sizes that can be used for a multitude of purposes. They have durable powder-coated steel frames to stand up to harsh weather and polyethylene covers to protect items stored inside from moisture.

Winter will be here before you know it. Whatever storage option you choose, order it today from Portable Garage Depot so you can stock up on firewood and be prepared for the cold months ahead.

Get Firewood Ready for Winter with a Portable Garage

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.

shed for seasoning firewoodSeasoning Shed

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.

Order a Firewood Rack to Get Ready for Winter

firewood-rackFall 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.