Your Guide to Buying a Fire Pit
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What type of material should I choose?
Steel Fire Pits
Comes in a variety of types, ranging across price and quality. Steel is typically stained to achieve a particular look. Unprotected steel will rust over time, so keep that in mind when choosing a finish; Or, look for powder coated steel which maintains its appearance.
Cast Aluminum Fire Pits
The best product for typical outdoor enthusiasts. It will not rust, and is very low-maintenance overall. While it is not as lightweight as aluminum, it can still be easily moved to accommodate a change in the wind. Cast Aluminum fire pits are designed for year-round use in any climate.
Stainless Steel Fire Pits
Can be more costly than other materials, but has unique benefits that set it above the rest. Things like rust, weather and heat resistant combined with its industrial look make it a highly preferred material. A durable metal, it will remain in good condition for years with the proper maintenance.
Aluminum Fire Pits
One of the more common materials used in the construction of firepits and patio furniture, aluminum integrates well with most patio sets. It is also a low-maintenance, lightweight material that will last for years.
Faux Stone & Concrete Fire Pits
A durable and weather-resistant fiber reinforced material that is generally pretty heavy. An application where the fire pit will not be moved frequently is recommended. Most commonly, they are made with a solid steel frame and mesh body. The stone and bricks are then applied to the mesh using masonry techniques.
Cast Iron Fire Pits
A common metal used in fire pits because it is an excellent heat conductor. Cast Iron delivers the look of an expensive material at an affordable price. It's also sturdy, rust-resistant and lightweight enough to be moved around.
Copper Fire Pits
Among the best quality in fire pit materials, it can be more expensive. Copper is durable and will not rust over time. Instead, Its shiny surface will weather and develop a classic green patina after years of use. If you prefer the original finish, surface treatments are available to preserve the copper color.
Polyresin Fire Pits
A durable material that will last for years its molded to imitate the look of natural stone. Polyresin offers a realistic look at a much lighter weight and lower price, while still being sturdy.