Can I Leave a Gas Fire Pit Outside?

May 27, 2020 Tommy Lindquist

Whether you have already purchased a gas fire pit or are currently considering buying a fire pit table, it’s important to learn what is recommended in increasing its lifespan. Here are a few common questions in how to best care for a gas fire table:

Can I leave a gas fire pit outside?

The short answer to this question is yes. The durability of your fire pit ultimately varies by manufacturer. You will want to make sure the burner and structure of the gas fire pit table uses the best technology and materials, such as concrete and steel. While some companies will void a warranty if the fire pit is not completely covered, the Outdoor GreatRoom Company (OGC) stands behind its fire pits with the most dependable products and a warranty that provides replacement or correction if necessary.  

Fire pits manufactured by the OGC are constructed of durable, outdoor-rated materials made to withstand the elements. The Denali Brew Gas Fire Pit Table is a great example, for its design entails a corrugated galvanized metal base. Other products, such as our Providence Rectangular Fire Pit Table, is made with SupercastÔ concrete and a powder-coated metal base for superior reinforcement. Crystal Plus Fire Burners used to light up all OGC Fire Pits are UL-listed for safety and quality tested, ensuring the best experience for your outdoor space.

While wood-burning fire pits require constant maintenance, from cleaning out the ashes to covering the pit from the rain, a gas fire pit is the perfect, smokeless solution for convenience and easy care. Weatherproof technology and easy ignition will give you safe, effective, and beautiful flames in no time.

Is a gas fire pit weatherproof?

Because a weatherproof fire pit design should be a priority when spending money on your outdoor experience, the gas fire pit table you decide to buy must be ready for whatever weather comes your way. Crystal Fire Plus burner technology is what sets the OGC apart from other competitors in creating the best outdoor products. The patent-pending burner design effectively drains water away from the burner and keeps water from building up within your fire feature during heavy rainfall. The raised and extruded burner ports also provide taller, brighter, and fuller flames in creating the best fire pit experience. To guarantee product quality, all burners undergo extensive weather testing before installation.

What should I do when my fire pit is not in use?

Short Term

To keep your burner protected, a burner top is included with every OGC product. However, we highly recommend purchasing a protective cover to take care of your fire pit bowl or table when not in use.  Even though our products are made to withstand harsh weather, having extra protection for our gas fire feature is the best way to make it last longer. The durable construction, quality design, and maximum resistance of a protective cover provides extra shelter for your investment.  

Long Term

While gas fire pits can be used year-round, due to their reliable source of fuel and strong design, some regions experience unfriendly winters. When the peak seasons of summer and fall come to a close, following simple instructions will lengthen the life of your gas fire table. Practices such as cleaning out and covering the burner, using a protective cover, and shutting off the natural gas or liquid propane will get you ready for the cold, snowy months ahead.

If you are looking for a source of heat able to withstand unpredictable weather, a gas fire pit is the right product for you. With its durable construction and reliable burner technology, your fire pit table was made to be left outside.

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