Inspection a new construction house. Stone and wooden shingle siding with vertical wooden corner trim boards.
There were areas of discoloration on the siding and the ends of the shingles above the discoloration appeare to not have been sealed / painted. The contractor says that the siding was factory stained with a “transparent” stain (doesn’t look transparent to me).
I believe that these shingles were just primed and should be painted once installed.
If you look above the discoloration (reddish) you will see a shingle edge that is not coated. Bleed?