If you live in Duluth, you now have kiln-dried firewood delivered to your doorstep. Cutting Edge Firewood is the city's leading vendor of premium firewood. In addition to our blazing-fast delivery times and top-notch customer service, we offer only the finest-quality firewood. For Duluth residents, this means more heating power to protect against the cold winter weather.
Did You Know? Fun Facts About Duluth, GA
Located in Gwinnett County, Duluth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the Greater Atlanta Area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Duluth had a population of 26,600 in 2010. Today, more than 30,000 people are estimated to live within Duluth's city limits.
Duluth was originated named "Howell's Crossing," a reference to farmer/merchant Evan Howell who developed a road through the area back in the early 1800s. It wasn't until 1871 when Georgian lawmakers renamed it to "Duluth."
Although Georgia has dozens of great cities and communities, Duluth constantly ranks as one of the best places to live. In 2009, Forbes Magazine ranked Duluth 26th on its top places for Americans to move. Just one year later, Business Week ranked it the single best affordable community in Georgia. What makes Duluth such as a great place to live? Aside from its convenient location -- just north of I-85 -- Duluth has a developed infrastructure that includes several train stations. Furthermore, Duluth is home to the Gwinnett Place Mall as well as the Gwinnett Place Medical Center.
Invest in Premium Firewood for Your Duluth, GA Home
When building fires inside or outside of your Duluth home, it's important to use high-quality firewood. During winter, many Duluth homeowners use their fireplace as a form of supplemental heating. It's an easy and efficient way to warm your home during the cold winter months without relying on central heating. And regardless of the season, you can always build fires outside your Duluth home using a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. However, you should invest in premium firewood for the best possible experience.
Premium firewood is wood that's been harvested, processed and dried so that it delivers an optimal burning experience. Unfortunately, some vendors sell low-quality firewood that's difficult to light, produces lots of smoke and burns out fast. To the average homeowner, though, it's difficult to distinguish between low-quality and premium firewood.
Here are some key signs of premium, high-quality firewood:
- Uniform size and shape
- Low moisture content (preferably kiln-dried)
- Harvested from a hardwood tree
- Mold- and pest-free.
- Brown, tan or similar neutral color (not green)
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Protecting Your Firewood From Moisture
Unless you plan on using all your firewood immediately after purchasing it, you should take measures to protect it from moisture. With an average moisture content of less than 10%, kiln-dried firewood is very dry. In fact, the kiln-dried firewood sold here at Cutting Edge Firewood is dried 12 times longer than the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) standard. By ordering from Cutting Edge Firewood, you can rest assured knowing that you'll receive the driest firewood with the lowest moisture content.
To keep your firewood dry, though, you'll need to protect it from moisture. All types of firewood contain a porous surface that can absorb moisture from the surrounding environment. Simply stacking your firewood on the ground outside of your Duluth home won't work. When stored on the ground, it will absorb moisture from the soil as well as the rain. The proper way to store firewood is to keep it covered and off the ground. If you don't have a suitable place to store your firewood, consider investing in one of our signature firewood racks. We offer firewood racks in a variety of sizes, all of which will keep your firewood several inches off the ground while also protecting them rain, snow and sleet (using the added cover).
Can I Cook Using Firewood?
Absolutely! Many people actually prefer cooking foods over a wood-burning fire rather than a coal-burning fire. Coal lasts longer, but it doesn't offer the same smokey flavor as wood. When burned, wood releases natural compounds that will enhance the flavor of your dishes. The smoke produced by a wood-burning fire also has a curing effect to prolong the shelf life of food.
If you're thinking about cooking over a wood-burning fire, check out some of our premium cooking wood chips and chunks. Whether you prefer pecan, cherry, white oak or hickory, we offer a variety of the most flavorful cooking woods. Cooking over these wood chips and chunks will allow you to create deliciously unique foods.
Visit our our online store today to see why Cutting Edge Firewood is the preferred vendor of premium kiln-dried firewood in Duluth, GA.