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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.