Solar driven moisture, locations with high humidity, and 40-60" rainfall a year need a rainscreen system. Haven't used this link for over a year, and guess who it's from....LOL: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...RvUBSlz4b5thmA
The joints are fine, just don't caulk them shut. Be very careful on the nail depth, breaking the wood fibers.....Follow the instructions.
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!