A fire pit makes the perfect addition to any outdoor space in Texas, but you may be struggling with the following question: should you choose a wood or gas-burning one? While you can't go wrong with either, you should consider a few factors to help you decide. First, you'll need to consider the cost of these fire pits to ensure you stay within your budget. You'll also want to consider convenience, namely for starting a fire. Additionally, you'll want to think about maintenance, as wood-burning fire pits require more cleanup than gas. Finally, you'll want to consider safety and what you need to do with both to keep you and others out of harm's way.

Consider cost when choosing between a wood and gas-burning fire pit.

When choosing between a wood and gas-burning fire pit for your outdoor space, cost is one factor you'll need to consider. After all, you want to ensure that whichever option you go with fits into your budget. Wood-burning fire pits are generally more cost-efficient than gas-burning ones since they don't require the labor it takes to connect to your property's main gas line. However, if money isn't a concern, both are great options!

Materials that are commonly used for constructing fire pits include stone and brick.

Convenience is another factor to consider when choosing between a wood and gas-burning fire pit.



Another factor to consider to help you choose between a wood and gas-burning fire pit is convenience. Gas-burning fire pits are more convenient and easy to use because they can be turned on and off with a button. Not only that, but they also have a nearly endless fuel supply, so you don't have to worry about constantly feeding the flame.

On the other hand, wood-burning fire pits require you to start a fire with wood, meaning you need to manually light and feed the flame for however long you want to use it. However, if you like the idea of spending time building a fire, this option is an equally good choice.

When choosing between a wood and gas-burning fire pit, consider maintenance.

Maintenance is another important factor in deciding whether to install a wood-burning or gas-burning fire pit for your outside area. Because wood-burning fire pits produce ash, they require more upkeep and regular cleaning. Meanwhile, gas-burning ones don't, so you won't have to worry about cleaning and maintaining them nearly as much. Gas may be the better choice if you want a fire pit you can enjoy without spending time on cleanup. However, if that doesn't bother you, then wood ones are good, too.

Consider safety when choosing between a wood and gas-burning fire pit.

When comparing wood-burning and gas-burning fire pits, you'll want to consider their safety features. With wood-burning ones, you'll need to keep an eye on the flame to ensure it doesn't get out of control. Additionally, you'll need to put out the fire completely before walking away and use caution when you're near it, as the cracking and popping wood can send embers flying. For gas-burning fire pits, you'll need to check the gas lines regularly to confirm they're working as they should, but other than that, they're relatively safe. Neither option is better, but it's vital to consider their safety differences so you're aware and can keep yourself and others out of harm's way.

Call us today to schedule our fire pit installation service.

Whether you want to install a wood-burning or gas-burning fire pit, we can help. At Purple Care, we will work with you to design and build one that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. We offer our fire pit installation service to commercial and residential properties and HOAs in Fort Worth, Arlington, Weatherford, TX, and surrounding areas. Call us today at (817) 880-6052 to schedule this service!