Storing your firewood logs in the correct manner is vital to ensure your firewood burns as efficiently as possible. A well-ventilated woodstore can help to dry your logs throughout the year, even through the cold winter months. Here are our top 5 tips for storing your firewood at home.
- Keep your logs off the ground where possible. Old pallets, lengths of timber or anything that can raise the logs at least 6″ off the ground will help to create airflow around the logs. All of our logs are delivered with less than 20% moisture content, but keeping your logs off the floor is always a good practice.
- Store your firewood at least 20 feet away from your property. A well-stacked log pile can make a nice little retreat for pests – this doesn’t happen often, but in case it does, you’ll want them far enough away from your house entrance points.
- Stack your logs properly. Don’t throw them in an unorganised pile as this will prevent airflow through to the middle pile of logs which can cause them to rot. Keep your logs stacked in a nice uniform manner. Plus, it looks better and takes up less space!
- Cover your firewood stack with a roof or tarpaulin sheet. Depending on what you have at your property, it is important, especially through the Winter months to keep your wood as dry as possible while still allowing a breeze to get through the wood stack.
- Invest in a wood store. We have seen thousands of top-quality wood stores over the years and there really isn’t a better way to store your firewood. A well-ventilated wood store will give your firewood the ability to breathe and dry out even further giving you the most efficient logs for your wood burner. A store will also help to keep your firewood supplies neat & tidy while being a functional and usable structure.