The rustic look and inherent charm of log homes make them extremely popular with homeowners. If you are lucky enough to live in one of these homes, it is important to keep up with regular maintenance. A good place to start is by inspecting the outside of your home at least two or three times a year. By closely examining the exterior of the cabin, you can spot potential problems early on before they have a chance to develop into much larger issues. Be sure to look closely for areas where water may be negatively impacting the structure.