Gas Fire Pit vs. Wood Fire Pit; Top Reasons to Choose Gas
June 23, 2016
Fire pits are the focal point of any outdoor living space and therefore pose an important questions when building yours - gas fire pit or wood fire pit? Both have their place in the right outdoor room, but due to their overall practicality more homeowners are choosing gas fire pits over wood now, and here's why:
Ease of Use
Gas fire pits can be lit and burning at full flame in less than 10 seconds, and can be turned off instantly. No cleanup! You can relax and enjoy a drink by the fire for 20 minutes without needing to worry about all of the work that goes along with a wood fire.
Wood fire pits require gathering and proper storage of wood, can be difficult to light, and can be time consuming to extinguish properly. Not to mention the cleanup of ash and smell of smoke that will follow you when you're done!
Gas fire pits are safe to use within city limits, next to houses, on wooden decks, and many more places where wood can not. Also, all of our clean burning gas fire pit tables are UL listed for safety!
Wood fire pits require proper distance from houses, decks, and other flammable objects, and can have even more limitations depending on your local city ordinances.
Gas fire pits require no upkeep and cause no smoke. Almost all of our fire pits can be used as tables as well for drinks and food. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the fire!
Wood fire pits produce smoke and ash that can be harmful and annoying to both you and your neighbors (and depending on the wind can cause quite a bit of moving around!)
Gas fire pit tables come in an endless variety of shapes, sizes, colors, materials, and designs. Whether it's a modern or traditional, glass gems or faux logs, there is a gas fire pit out there that will fit any style!
Wood fire pit tables are limited to much simpler designs. Many have only the base that you can customize.