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How to Store Your Firewood?

How you stack and store your firewood is far more important than you may believe! If you have an open fireplace, a wood-burning stove or a wood-burning fire pit, you must store your wood properly to ensure you get the best results and make the most out of your money. 

 

Failure to store your firewood properly can lead to a variety of problems, including bug infestations, mould and fungus problems, and moisture levels in your wood that cause it not to burn as well as you would like. Logs should have less than 20% moisture level for a clean and efficient burn. As a result, you should keep your wood as clean, safe, and dry as possible.

 

Here at The Green Olive Firewood Company, we’ve put together a handy guide to answer your firewood storage questions. So, let’s get started!

 

What is the Best Method for Storing Firewood Outside?

You may be surprised to find out that the best way to store your wood is outside. To do this successfully you should store your wood tidily, with the outside of your firewood being exposed to the air for better ventilation. When doing this try to avoid piling your logs and don’t store them under tree cover. 

 

Is it Necessary to Cover Firewood?

Firewood should be left uncovered to dry properly. This is not always possible, particularly during the colder months when ice, snow, and rain can cause havoc on wood storage. Keeping this in mind, you should purchase a good cover to place over the top of your woodpile to defend it from the elements when necessary.

 

Is it Possible to Store Firewood on the Floor?

Firewood should always be stored off the ground as a general rule to allow for proper ventilation. A wooden pallet is a great way to store your wood.

 

Is Keeping wood in a Garage Acceptable?

If your firewood logs are already kiln-dried, you can store them in your garage without any bother. If you decide to purchase logs that aren’t kiln-dried, there will not be enough fresh and flowing air in your garage to help them dry out. 

 

Is it Acceptable to Assemble wood Near a Home?

All of your wood should be stored at least 20 feet away from your home’s front door. If you’re going to stack wood next to a structure, make sure it’s a few inches away from the structure to maximise airflow and ventilation.

 

Need Help?

If you’ve stored your wood correctly and are still having issues when it comes to making and lighting your fire, there may be another issue that you need to identify. To help you get the perfect fire every time we have compiled handy guides on our news page to help you out with all of your firewood and charcoal needs. Alternatively, our FAQs page may be able to help. If lighting your fire is becoming an issue read our helpful guide here. 

 

We pride ourselves on providing only the best service to our customers at The Green Olive Firewood Company. So, if you require any additional information about our products or how to use them, please contact our expert team with any questions. Please call 0203 018 1918 or fill out our online form to reach a member of our team. To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter and Instagram!