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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

Tips for Storing Your Firewood This Winter

October 23, 2019 10:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There’s nothing quite like a roaring wood fire to take the edge off an ice-cold Utah winter. Homeowners fortunate enough to have access to a wood-burning stove or fireplace understand how valuable they can be. Not only can a wood-powered stove or fireplace heat your home more comfortably than gas or electric alternatives, but they’re cheaper to run, too. Of course, if you’re not correctly storing firewood for the winter in Utah, then you could be negating the benefits of your wood-burning stove or fireplace. Why is it important to correctly store firewood? If you leave your firewood exposed to... View Article

Understanding the Importance of Using Seasoned Firewood in Utah

July 11, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Think for a moment about some of the characteristics of an enjoyable night spent around the fireplace. You’re likely picturing a relaxing fire that burns slowly and generates a comforting warmth on chilly nights. In order to create such a night, however, you will need a certain type of wood, or you might find yourself spending more time keeping the fire going than actually enjoying it. Read on to learn about the type of firewood in Utah you will need for the perfect night. What is seasoned firewood? In order to receive the necessary nutrients, fresh wood is filled with... View Article

What Wood Burns the Longest as Firewood?

June 27, 2019 10:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

All firewood in Utah is not created equal, and if you don’t select the right type, you could spend the majority of the time you should be devoting to enjoying the fire simply trying to keep it going. Follow along with this guide to learn about nine different types of slow-burning firewood that will help you create the perfect fire: Hickory: Hickory firewood is well known for producing a significant amount of heat with its high British Thermal Unit (BTU) yield. Even if you aren’t using your fireplace to stay warm right now, because of this wood’s popularity, it is... View Article

Signs That Indicate a Wooden Log is Going Bad

May 14, 2019 8:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s always important to keep an eye out for signs of wet or dry rot in timbers, especially if you keep them outside. These types of rot differ in some ways, though have the same result in that they weaken the structural integrity of the wood in Utah. Dry rot is an infestation of a living fungus, while wet rot occurs as a result of the natural decay of the wood due to elevated moisture content. Dry rot is the much more serious problem between the two, and typically requires the use of a chemical fungicide to eliminate the fungal... View Article