A wood fire is the perfect way to keep your home warm during the cold months of winter. On those cold bitter nights, the last thing you want to do is run out of wood to burn. The best way to avoid this problem is to stock up on your firewood for the winter now! But one of the biggest problems people face is storing their firewood. Storing your firewood correctly can help protect your wood and make sure you don’t run out when you need it most. Here are a few tips on how to store your firewood this winter.
The most important aspect when it comes to storing firewood is to keep it dry. Wet wood burns less efficiently produces more smoke and is just overall harder to burn.
When stacking your wood make sure to stack the wood on level grounds. The rows of wood will stand upright and remain sturdier when stacked on level ground. Try not to stack wood higher than 4 feet tall to reduce the risk of falling, and make sure to position stacks close enough together so pets and animals will not easily be able to climb in or on them. Also, stack firewood a few inches away from the walls to allow increase air flow to the wood.
If you leave your wood outside make sure you protect your wood from the direct ground. Place a tarp or wood pallet between the ground and wood pile to help reduce exposure to moisture. Also, don’t forget to cover your firewood with a tarp with ventilated sides. This way you can protect the wood stack while still allowing for proper ventilation.
Lola’s Landscape provides seasoned firewood to customers in Medfield MA and throughout the entire Norfolk County. We chop our firewood into our trucks ourselves to ensure each of our customers are getting the highest quality wood. Contact Lola’s Landscape today for all your firewood needs this winter!