• hot tubs
    20
    Jul

    5 Surprising Benefits of Hot Tubs

    Looking to unwind after a long day? Hot tubs (or Jacuzzi’s) offer a warm, relaxing bath with quite a few health benefits. Find out why you need a portable hot tub in your backyard for year-round relaxation. 1. Hot tubs help relieve stress. Hot tubs are often both a physical and mental de-stressor. The soothing warm water, massaging jets, and ...
  • small deck ideas
    25
    May

    5 Small Deck Ideas to Make the Most of Your Space

    Whenever the weather’s agreeable, a home’s deck or patio provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fresh air. However, you may worry your outdoor space can’t accommodate for an outdoor oasis of your own. While smaller decks can be a bit trickier to decorate or utilize at times, luckily we’ve got a few ways to maximize your property’s ...
  • Backyard Living
    15
    May

    Backyard Living Essentials for a Cozy Outdoor Space

    After a long winter, you’re probably more than ready to spend as much time outdoors or in your backyard as possible. We don’t blame you! This year, why not create a relaxing and cozy space for the ultimate outdoor retreat right at home? Find out how to transform your deck or patio into a fabulous outdoor oasis with these must-have ...
  • space heaters
    23
    Feb

    5 Patio Heaters to Heat Up Your Outdoor Space

    If you spend a lot of time on your deck, patio, or other outdoor living space, cozy warmth is essential when the sun goes down. Whether it’s a winter afternoon or a summer evening, you probably don’t spend as much time outside when it’s too chilly.  No matter the time of year, you need a high-quality heat source in order ...
  • how to split firewood
    19
    Jan

    Hearth Hacks: 5 Tips for How to Split Firewood

    During the winter season, you probably regularly rely on your fireplace to keep your home warm and cozy. You’ve learned how to keep mice out of your pile, tips for stacking firewood, and tips for drying firewood. But do you know how to split firewood for even better seasoning and storage results? Different from cutting or chopping wood, split wood logs provide clean ...
  • how to dry firewood
    19
    Jan

    Hearth Hacks: 5 Tips for How to Dry Firewood

    When wood is freshly cut or exposed to condensation, it can retain up to 100% moisture. As mentioned in our Why You Need Firewood Protection blog, firewood needs to have a moisture content of 20% or less for safe, quality fires. Without the right drying conditions, this can take months or even up to a year to achieve. Do you ...
  • How to Stack Firewood
    22
    Dec

    Hearth Hack: How to Stack Firewood for Efficient Seasoning

    There’s not much more comforting than warm fires during the frigid fall or winter seasons. However, many suffer from poor-quality fires, which can also create health and home safety risks. Learn the proper techniques for how to stack firewood for better and safer fires all winter long. Why is Firewood Stacking Important? To Prevent Hazardous Wet Firewood. Freshly cut wood ...
  • firewood storage sheds
    8
    Dec

    5 Firewood Storage Sheds for Warmth All Winter

    While it’s a popular practice for homeowners to toss firewood in a pile against their home or shed, firewood needs to be properly stored in order to burn safely and efficiently.  As mentioned in our Why You Need Firewood Protection blog, dry, well-ventilated, and pest-free firewood guarantees better and safer fires. Firewood storage sheds keep your supply off the ground, away ...
  • firewood storage
    1
    Dec

    How to Keep Mice Out of Your Firewood Storage

    There are few things more relaxing than winding down next to a warm a fire after a long day. However, this fun fades fast if you go to grab a fresh log only to discover that a family of mice has built a home in your firewood storage. While our recent post explains why you need firewood protection, mice are ...
  • fire pit
    1
    Nov

    Choosing the Right Fire Pit for Your Backyard

    Looking to heat up your outdoor space? Discover everything you need to know about finding the right fire pit for your backyard. Why Include a Fire Pit In Your Backyard? If you’re on the fence about investing in a fire pit, here are a few good reasons why you should: Adds an entertainment aspect. All summer long you can host ...