Many times in the course of doing our log home repairs around Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin, we run into logs ends (a.k.a. crowns) that are left too long. By this I mean they are so long that they stick out into the elements more than is necessary. Spring is a good time to think about keeping these logs dry and thus keeping them from rotting.
Here is a link to a featured project we recently finished that shows what happens when logs are left too long.
If you have logs that extend outside the drip line of the roof (getting rain on them when the wind is not blowing) they need to be trimmed off to get them within the drip edge. This simple step – along with proper treatment – can save thousands of dollars in log home repair down the road.