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Are Kiln Dried Logs Better For Firewood?

Using our 25 years of experience supplying kiln dried logs to Stoke-on-Trent, we've put together the following guide on the benefits of kiln dried firewood.

What are the Benefits of Kiln Dried Logs?

Posted on - 12.03.21

Here at D Price and Sons, we supply a wide range of kiln dried logs to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Including variations of hardwood and softwood, there is plenty to choose from. However, we’re often asked about the benefits of kiln dried logs and whether they’re worth the extra money. In order to explore this in more detail, we’ve put together the following guide. 

Why Are Logs Kiln Dried? 

When logs are chopped, they naturally hold a certain level of moisture. However, this moisture can be damaging when the logs are used as firewood right away. When the logs are set alight, the moisture will evaporate causing smoke to fill both your log burner and it’s surroundings. This can eventually lead to quite serious damage and intense cleaning over time. 

In addition, if the wood isn’t dry enough to be used, most of the energy will be used to rid the moisture meaning that you will also get less heat from the fire. Kiln drying your logs can help to combat all of these issues, albeit at a slightly higher price. 

What Are The Benefits of Kiln Dried Logs? 

Our kiln-dried logs contain up to 20% less moisture, which brings a whole host of benefits. For a start, you’re much less likely to damage your log burner. Thanks to the lower moisture content, there will naturally be less smoke whilst you burn your wood. This will help to protect the safety and cleanliness of your log burner and its surroundings. Not only that, but by protecting your log burner from potential repairs, kiln-dried logs also save you money in the long run.

Another big benefit of purchasing firewood ready to burn is that the demand for storage is much less. After all, if you were to purchase non-dried firewood, you would need to have the required space and patience to allow it to dry. Most wood can take months to dry yourself. With kiln-dried logs, they’re ready to be placed on your fire straight away. 

Kiln Dried Logs in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Now that you understand the benefits that kiln-dried logs can bring, you may be interested in browsing our range. Whether you’re looking for hardwood or softwood logs, we’ve got you covered. Alternatively, you could even use a bit of both, with softwood being great to get the fire started and hardwood being better to keep it going. 

Depending on your postcode, you may be eligible for free delivery. More information on this can be found on our delivery page. If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced staff will be happy to assist with any queries that you may have. If you have also found this blog helpful, you may be interested in checking out our latest news section which is full of more just like it. For example, you may be interested in reading about alternative fuels in our Coal vs Logs: Which is Best? guide.

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