The style and location of your home can affect stain longevity and the amount of maintenance required for your logs.
Eaves,porches, proper drainage and the position of your home on the lot all come into play.
Experts recommend a bare minimum of 24" eaves (36" or more is ideal), wrap around porches which are at least 10' deep and a foundatin that provides at least 12" to 18" of space betwwen the first course of logs and the ground.
These elements will help diminish the amount of sun exposure and moisture your home receives.
Situating your home is the right location on your lot is key, you want to minimize exposure to soil, moisture and sunlight.
Position your house in a clearing, if possible, to keep it away from insects and to allow it to "breathe."
This will allow your home the proper air circulation and light to ward off fungi and excessive moisture.
South-facing and west-facing sides of your home will require more care - be sure to check these areas each spring and fall for stain maintenance.
Just things to remember!