Damaged siding...repair ideas?
Be sure to add another plate on top the wall inside for backing and blocking below the lower top plate for wall shear sheathing, if cutting/paste. Nail it well, that is holding the gable and wall in check from racking- hence the new nailing at all perimeter. Two lengths of "Z"-metal will work also, much cheaper. Remember to space the new trim board out on w.p. shims so problem doesn't occur again.
Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!