Helping Your Log Home Survive The Elements.
Make sure you have gutters downspouts in good repair.
Make sure sprinklers are not wetting the house and/or decks, and handrails.
Make sure spigots are not spraying the house when hoses are attached.
Make sure splashback is eliminated (via gutters/down spouts, large overhangs, gravel drip bed.
Make sure you have flashing over windows, doors, wall projections, and intersections.
Check to see if you have proper drainage off porches & decks.
Make sure you have good drainage, directing water away from your log home.
Make sure bushes are a minimum of 18" clearance from the log cabin.
Try to trim trees back so water isn't dripping on the log walls.
Make sure logs are a minimum of 12-19" off the ground.
If you have any checks on the upward curvature of the logs that are opened 1/4" or more you may have to caulk them.
Inspect any chinking and/or caulking for loss of adhesion or tears.
Inspect any signs of insects.
Inpect any signs of rot.
Inspect any sign of mildew.
Keep items like wood piles, leaves or other items that could scrap off the finish.
Check the stain for signs of erosion, UV degradation, or failure.
If logs are protruding beyond the roof line or rafter tails exposed you might want to use a Impel Rod
or otherwise know as a stick form of a borate to help eliminate log rot from happening. But if you keep a finish on the logs you should be ok.
Repair areas as needed.