Neil Kelly: handyman in Bend, Eugene, and Portland for roof cleaning and other household tasks
Neil Kelly's Luis Dominguez uses a low-pressure roof rinsing tool to safely remove loose debris without damaging shingles.



Home Fixes

What’s Going On With Your Roof?

Roof maintenance

A clean roof dries in the sun after a recent maintenance project.

You know it’s a mess up there but you don’t want to look. Your roof is covered with dust and dirt from the dry summer months; moss is growing in cracks and crevices along the shingle lines; leaves and debris are clogging up the gutters. Now, rainy weather is here and water is starting to pool up in the trouble spots.

But who has time to crawl up there and tend to all those issues, let alone do it safely and reliably?

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your roof in good shape, whether it was just replaced or already has a few years on it. Experts say your roof should be cleaned every 3 years — sooner if you live in a shady or damp location.

Homeowners should also know that in the event of a leak, their insurance claim for reimbursement of damages can be denied if an adjuster finds that the owner failed to perform proper maintenance on the roof. Improper or nonexistent maintenance also gives roofing manufacturers a reason to void a product warranty claim.

In addition to complete roof replacements, Neil Kelly offers a Roof Maintenance Program that includes:

Roof maintenance

Neil Kelly’s Luis Dominguez treats areas where moss has been growing on a roof top.

ROOF INSPECTION to identify and repair trouble spots

GUTTER CLEANING to remove debris and seal seams that might be failing

ROOF CLEANING without using harsh chemicals or high-pressure rinsing systems

MOSS DETERRENT that is safe for nearby plants while keeping moss from regrowing

“Just like changing the oil in your car or maintaining your furnace, roof maintenance is an essential part of home ownership,” said Chad Ruhoff, head of Neil Kelly’s Home Improvement Services. “Maintaining your roof can extend its life by 5, 10, or even 15 years.”

Extend the life of your roof with Neil Kelly’s Roof Maintenance Program. For a complimentary roof evaluation, please call 503.288.7461 or visit to learn more.