Store Your Firewood in a Metal Garage
When the temperatures begin to drop this time of year, many people begin relying on firewood for warmth. Collecting it during the summer and fall is one thing, but where will you store it all? You don’t want to spend all of this time cutting wood just to leave it outside, exposed to the elements. Doing so can result in fungus growth or water-logged wood that isn’t very good for burning. If you’re going to invest your time cutting wood, you might as well invest something into keeping it fresh and dry. A metal garage from Elephant is the perfect solution: affordable, versatile, and built to last.
What to do?
Storing your firewood inside can lead to some obvious dangers. For starters, it is a huge fire hazard. Mold and fungus can also grow on your firewood, which can lead to respiratory problems and illnesses if kept indoors. Bugs and pests can also hitch a ride on your newly cut wood, which can cause an unwanted infestation. The first thing you should do is inspect all firewood for mold, fungus, and pests. Also be sure that it is relatively dry – moisture can spread and eventually lead to other pieces of wood. Be cautious about using pesticides to control bugs – anything you spray on your firewood will only burn off later and you don’t want to release harmful chemicals into the air.
To avoid a fire hazard, keep all of your firewood neatly stacked in rows. This way, it will be less likely to fall over and impede any walking space or harm anyone. Also, be sure to keep wood away from any heaters or electrical junctions to be as safe as possible. A fire can not only affect your winter fuel supply, but also damage your home and other property.
Metal Buildings from Elephant
The winter months can wreak havoc – both on your vehicle and your wallet. If you burn wood to heat your home or business, investing in a metal garage or building from Elephant is an easy decision. Keeping your fuel source safe, secure, and viable keeps you from spending money that you could have saved. With custom build and color options available for all of our buildings, our massive selection is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. Call or visit us today to start building your own custom metal garage.