Firewood storage sheds are only a wise investment if you aren’t handy, you’re short on time and patience, or you are willing to spend some money. It is not difficult to find reputable companies who construct well built wood storage sheds at competitive prices. If you are in the market for a shed for firewood, these attributes should factor in to your final decision. Consider each, prioritize them, and then make your choice.
These Firewood Storage Sheds Have A Professional Look And Feel
Aesthetics most always seem to factor into the decision to purchase a shed for firewood. Subconsciously we are attracted to design, so the sheds that have a slightly more visual flare will stand out. If you consider your yard well manicured and you take pride in maintaining it, you are going to want to compliment the work you have done with a firewood shed that looks great and blends in with the rest of the yard. Firewood storage sheds are not the cheapest backyard additions, so it behooves you to take great care in searching for the right one.
Building Firewood Storage Sheds Is Not A Business I’m Interested In
You could very well build a shed that would be much less expensive than purchasing one ready made, but that requires some technical ability and a desire to build using tools. If you are handy and like the process of creation, building a shed for wood is a certain money saver. For the rest of us, without knowing how to properly stack firewood (effectively reducing the need for a shed in the first place) we are relegated to making a shed purchase.
What Are The Most Important Elements Of A Good Firewood Storage Shed?
A good firewood storage shed will allow proper airflow throughout the shed, especially on the bottom. Proper airflow is essential for seasoning wood as well as keeping insect infestation from occurring.
You should also look for a shed that has a roof that prevents rainwater from touching the wood. The roof should extend past the wood enough to prevent any contact with water.
Never purchase a firewood storage shed that has four enclosed sides. The best firewood storage sheds have an exposed side to allow the firewood to dry properly. Where you can, keep the exposed side of the shed away from prevailing elements.
If you purchase a firewood shed that has not been treated, treat it immediately. A simple wood sealant will suffice. If you read accounts telling you that cedar wood does not need to be treated, do not follow their advice. Make sure your firewood shed is treated correctly if it is made of wood. Not doing so could lead to water damage, your number one enemy to seasoned firewood.
If you happen to have wood rot and are considering treatment at this stage, your best best will be to remove the rotted wood and replace it. Treating rotted wood is treating weak wood, and treating it isn’t going to change the fact that the wood isn’t strong enough to serve its core purpose. Firewood storage sheds need to be sturdy before they can be protective.