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What’s the Best Way to Keep Termites Away from Your Firewood?

July 10, 2020 2:58 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you enjoy having fires, whether in an outdoor fire pit or in an indoor fireplace, you’ll want to be well-stocked on wood all year long so you can keep the fires going. Of course, the more wood you have, the more storage space you’ll need, and if you don’t know how to store firewood, you will likely end up with wood that rots or gets chewed up by termites. With this in mind, here’s a quick overview of how to keep termites away from firewood in Utah. There are several main factors to consider: Location: You should always keep... View Article

Which Firewood Burns the Longest? Here’s How to Choose Your Firewood

April 22, 2020 5:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people are surprised to learn that not all wood is equal when it comes to being used as firewood. Different types and species of wood burn in different ways. You’ll need different kinds of wood based on whether you’re building the fire indoors or outdoors, and depending on how long you want the wood to burn for. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about selecting the longest-lasting firewood in Utah so you get the best wood for your needs. Choosing the species Obviously, all wood is going to burn. The differences in wood from species to... View Article

Does Frost Damage Wood?

January 3, 2020 12:12 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Winter weather can be traumatic for wood if it’s not properly cared for. Whether you’re burning a fire in your stove or you’re worried about the condition of your wooden deck, it’s only natural to wonder about the relationship between frost and wood in Utah as the cold weather sets in. What happens to wood when it’s cold? As the temperature dips closer to freezing, the humidity in the air drops, too, leaving your wood shrunken to its smallest size. When the air warms up again, your wood will swell as it soaks up the returning humidity. This process can... View Article

What Firewood Burns the Longest?

December 11, 2019 5:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re planning on hosting a few fires in your hearth this winter, make sure you’re stocking up on firewood before the weather gets bad. Before you buy just any firewood, however, take a moment to think about where you can get the best value. Namely, ask the question: what firewood burns the hottest? Chances are, you don’t normally pay attention to how hot or how long your firewood burns. But if you could buy firewood that burned twice as long as generic bundles for roughly the same cost, wouldn’t you choose that instead? Thinking critically about your firewood this... View Article

Wood to Avoid in Your Fireplace

November 27, 2019 5:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s getting to be that time of year again, when curling up in front of a warming fire is a nighttime ritual you, your loved ones and your pets all look forward to! And while many fireplace owners know there’s a degree of maintenance that comes with wintertime use, it’s also important to pay mind to the type of wood you’re burning. Specifically, you’ll want to think about firewood not meant for fireplaces. As you get ready to start stacking wood for the winter, make sure you’re avoiding timber not meant for indoor fireplaces. What you put into your fireplace... View Article