Heating your home with kiln-dried firewood during the winter months is a great alternative to gas and oil heating. It's hard to beat the ambiance of sitting in a room heated by an open fire or wood-burning stove. In summer particularly this summer, chimineas, fire pits, and wood-fired pizza ovens make a great addition to any patio, allowing us to stay outside and make the most of those long summer evenings.
Increasingly, many people also choose to buy logs online and choose the best supplier for them based on certification of moisture, reviews, value, and delivery time. Well-dried logs provide the perfect fuel for those fire pits, chimineas and pizza ovens, and when that first cold day of autumn arrives you’ll have dry logs at hand. Buying logs in the summer months can also have its financial benefits, with many suppliers offering attractive discounts and promotions.
During this summer with everyone having more time at home, we are been asked how’s best to store firewood. So we have given our recommendations.
The wind provides a perfect natural ventilation system. It is the combination of air circulation and ventilation that will ensure your logs are effectively dried, or if using kiln dried logs, stay dry. Many of us choose to use an outdoor log store or sometimes simply place the logs onto a pallet and cover with tarpaulin. It is important not to cover your logs completely as this will restrict air circulation, allowing moisture to damage your log supply. Instead, make sure that the sides remain open.
Split the wood
If you buy kiln dried logs you will not need to split the logs but if your buying seasoned dried logs splitting your firewood will aid the drying process, as this action will lead to an increased surface area being exposed to the air. Alternatively, buy your firewood already split to save yourself a lot of hard work!
To ensure the air circulates leave gaps between the logs. Many people like to stack each layer in the direction of the next one. This will ensure that the logs will be well ventilated. Each stack should be around a meter tall and approximately one log-length in depth. You can also keep your logs in the nets they were purchased in, if that suits.
Leave a space
If you are stacking your firewood against a wall don’t forget to leave a small space behind to let the air circulate. You might want to be careful not to leave too big a space though, so as to prevent anything climbing into the space.
Keep the logs off the ground
Firewood should always be kept off the ground to allow for proper ventilation. Stacking them on top of a wooden pallet can be an ideal solution.
Ideally, the best solution would be to purchase a specifically designed log store. These will have the correct level of cover and often an inbuilt plinth to keep logs off the ground as well as making an attractive garden feature.
Its recommended to bring your logs inside at least a day before you intend to use them and they’ll be good to burn the next day.
Logsonline offers a wide selection of different kiln dried firewood products with fast delivery. We have an open review platform that shows how happy all our customers are with the quality of the firewood we supply. You can select your preferred delivery date so you can plan the delivery to suit. Our logs are suitable for fire pits, chimineas, pizza ovens, live fire cooking, stoves and open fires.