There are two main concerns with storing firewood:

  1. Moisture
  2. Insects

And three ways to protect yourself

  1. Keep it off the ground
  2. Keep it covered
  3. Keep it away from your house

While firewood must be kept dry to burn properly, it must never be stored indoors. This is because there is never a guarantee that insects will not find the wood. All firewood, regardless of type or source, will attract insects. The key is making sure they cannot become a nuisance.

Always store firewood in a rack that keeps the wood off the ground. This keeps moisture from rising into the wood from the ground and it keeps ground-crawling insects off the wood. Our firewood racks are a perfect solution.

When rain is coming or your sprinklers are going off, keep the wood covered by using a tarp or buy a firewood rack that comes with a cover. This will protect the wood from rain and other sources of moisture. But if you are using a tarp that doesn't allow airflow, be sure to take it off on nice days because the wood will mildew or mold without airflow. Again, our firewood racks are a perfect solution with custom patent-pending covers that protect from moisture but allow airflow.

Never store firewood indoors and it is safest to not store firewood against your home. In the event that insects find the wood, you want to keep the distance to your home at a maximum. Only bring a small amount of firewood indoors within one day of burning.

When delivering, we will ultimately put the firewood where you tell us, but we strongly urge you to follow these guidelines.