Buying Guide For A Perfect Fire Pit
Fire pits are a must-have in the outdoors in the cold winter months as they make a perfect focal point for gathering place with family and friends, enjoying BBQ, and talking with friends. The right kind of fire pit provides warmth, promotes discussion, while creating a relaxing atmosphere. Before you buy the right fire pit, take into consideration the materials, easy and safe operations, etc. Take a close look at some of the tips that can help you get a perfect fire pit.
There are a plethora of fire pit styles available including metal fire pits and traditional stone fire pits. You can choose from the multi-level and multifunctional units that are a combination of fire pits and beverage coolers. You can even look for other possibilities that include square models that resemble low tables.
If you are a starter and getting a fire pit for the first time, opt for wood-burning fire pits but only use them on covered porches. They are not ideal for use under low branches or in windy areas. Also from the safety perspective, burning wood and inhaling smoke from wood-burning fireplaces and fire pits can be dangerous.
Types of Fuel
If you love the sound of a crackling fire and an aroma that will linger on your clothes, wood pits can be considered and you can accommodate them. These days, better options like propane or natural gas pits can be used on open porches with overhead roofs. They look neater, with no pile of wood, ash, smoke, or debris.
When thinking of the right material for the fire bowl and fire pits, look for something that won’t wear easily and extend the life of your fire pit. Materials like metal fire pits often use cast aluminum that is less likely to rust, while copper can stain. Cast iron is also heavy.
Permanent or Portable
Permanent or portable, whatever you wish for depends on the location of installation, budget, and materials used. You can have a permanent fixture in your yard, if needed. If you opt for portable models then carrying the fire pits around will be easier.