Adding a new fire pit can become an immediate focal point for your outdoor living space in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. However, before any installation begins, you will need to decide whether you want it to be gas-burning or wood-burning. Both options have their pros and cons to consider that will help you determine which one will best suit your preferences. For example, gas-burning fire pits take less time to start, but they won't give you the smell of a natural campfire. Wood-burning fire pits are great for those who enjoy spending time setting up a fire and don't mind the additional maintenance before and after use. Although they have their differences, both are amazing options, and whichever you choose comes down to your personal preference.

What are the pros of a gas-burning fire pit?

A gas fire pit topped with blue rocks on a property in Easton, PA.

Not only are gas-burning fire pits functional additions to your outdoor living space, but they also provide a more modern fireside experience! These fire pits have many advantages, such as the start-up process. After all, you won't have to look for wood or waste time trying to get a flame; on the contrary, you can simply press a button and sit back and enjoy the fire in no time! Gas-burning fire pits also require less maintenance before and after use because there will be no ashes you will need to clean up!

What are the cons of a gas-burning fire pit?

Although gas-burning fire pits have many advantages, they also have a few downsides. For one, they are usually more expensive because they need to be connected to a gas line, which makes the installation process more complex. Additionally, you won't be able to enjoy the aroma of a real campfire or cook anything on gas-burning fire pits.

What are the pros of a wood-burning fire pit?

A wood burning fire pit built out of stone surrounded by chairs in our client's backyard in Nazareth, PA.

Wood-burning fire pits add a campfire feel to your outdoor living space. They are the perfect choice if you care about the smell and sound of crackling wood. Another pro of a wood-burning fire pit is that it's more interactive! If you are an outdoorsy person and enjoy the process of gathering wood and making a fire from scratch, then this is the perfect option for you. Additionally, a wood-burning fire pit tends to be less costly and gives you the chance to cook campfire snacks, like s'mores, over the fire.

What are the cons of a wood-burning fire pit?

A wood-burning fire pit comes with a lot of advantages, but one of the downfalls is the maintenance it needs before and after use. These types of fire pits need to be thoroughly cleaned frequently to remove wood and ash to ensure they remain functional. Wood-burning fire pits also take longer to start because you have to gather or buy wood, use a special technique to start it, and require a watchful eye to make sure the flame stays contained.

Some popular materials you can build your fire pit from are natural stones, blocks, bluestone, and brownstone.

Give us a call to schedule our fire pit installation service.

Gas-burning and wood-burning fire pits might have their pros and cons, but both have the same purpose of providing warmth and a long-lasting focal point for your outdoor living space! At Trevor's Landscaping, we can install either using a kit-build or a custom design from scratch. Our experienced team is ready to create the fire pit of your dreams!

We offer our fire pit installation service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Clinton, Califon, and other nearby areas in New Jersey. We also service properties in Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, PA, and surrounding areas. If you are in New Jersey, give us a call at (908) 399-6281 to schedule. For those in Pennsylvania, you can call us at (610) 215-9286.