Tips for storing logs during the winter

October 21, 2016

It’s that time of year again where it’s time to start planning for the winter.

So, after a long, wet winter last year, it’s more important than ever to get stocked up and make sure you have enough logs to take you through winter.

How much firewood do you need?

This is the most difficult question to answer and depends on so many factors such as the size of your house and the use of the wood but advisement suggests working on about 3 – 4 m3 per annum. That’s based on using it most evenings and weekends from October to April.

How to keep them dry

Where to store your logs

Wood is highly susceptible to exposure to the elements, especially rain, snow and sleet. If your wood supply is stored inaccurately and it gets wet, it will start to decay. Dampness is a huge factor affecting the amount of heat your wood will produce for your home. Keeping your firewood supply as dry as possible will maximize the benefits and you’re overall investment.

There are a few options out on the market in reference to storing your logs. These are: