Terri J
Terri J
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  • Annapolis, MD
Asked on Mar 13, 2012

Can all the algae & moss that sprang up from nowhere on my deck and siding be a result of the weird weather we are

MargieKMS WoodworksDouglas Hunt
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having? If not, what would be some possible causes?
6 answers
  • Perhaps more shade and moisture. Or maybe not enough strong sunlight to dry the deck off in between moist weather bouts. I bet the painting and deck people would be able to zero in on the reason.

  • Terri J
    on Mar 14, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions but this doesn't answer my question because b/c it is not the weathr conditions weather conditions we are having. It hasn't rained here much, snowed vwey little, and I am not the only one with tis isssue - except for mine seems to be worse. It is warmer than usual here my lhouse gets lots of natural sun...However, I was looking at my neighbor's roof last night= old aspestas (spelling?) an noticed it on her roof from the back, - pehaps that is the start, and it is just blowing around in the wind, and my hous is next in line to catch it. I don't know either though for sure.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Mar 14, 2012

    Have you had a major blowy storm before you noticed it, like even a month before?

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 14, 2012

    Very weird to have moss where it is dry and bright.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 14, 2012

    Terri read my article on roof moss...you might be able to apply some tricks to your deck and siding. http://www.networx.com/article/roofing-rx-treatment-for-a-mossy-roof

  • Margie
    on Feb 11, 2016

    if its the north side of your house, thats exactly why!! bleach the wood and your siding..thats what i do on my north side ..ever notice moss only grows on the north side of trees...

    • Comet
      on Mar 9, 2016

      @Margie Moss grows where ever the conditions are right for it. I have moss growing in FULL brutal Eastern thru most of the day full sun. In Upstate New York--and it stays green thru the winter. We have "mossy" stuff that grows on our deck in the same conditions and in planters etc; and some sort of odd stuff that grows on our soffiting that we finally managed to power wash off. the stuff also came off the deck with power washing with just water; now will have to re-stain as the stain is getting old but the moss--well the moss is very happy.

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