Overhead options for Islanders

By Kyle Galdeira Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

With the busy holiday season and accompanying parties and gatherings rapidly approaching, the skilled professionals at Murakami Roofing encourage Island homeowners to consider upgrading their roof with a variety of functional and attractive roofing applications. While the sweltering late-summer heat wave appears to be tapering off, Murakami Roofing offers an ideal solution to help homeowners beat the tropical heat year-round.

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GacoRoof silicone roof coatings are manufactured to seal and protect homes from leaks — and help homeowners avoid costly roof tearoffs in some situations — while also fending off damaging UV rays that can compromise the life of a roof over time. For flat and sloped roofs, the silicone coating features exceptional adhesion, aids in preventing ponding and leads to longer retention of the reflective white finish, while also lowering a home’s temperature by 10 degrees.

“GacoRoof is ideal for low-pitch and flat roofs, as you can avoid costly tearoffs while keeping the home cool and preventing leaks,” said owner Clinton Murakami, who also recommends that homeowners take measures to correct water from ponding atop one’s roof. Dayton Ho, operations manager for Murakami Roofing, explained that the two most common types of roofing in Hawaii are asphalt shingles (for sloped roofs) and rolled, torch-on roofing (for low-pitch roofs).

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Shingles last anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the desired application, and are recognized for providing stellar value; various models offer algae resistance (for rain-prone areas), while others offer solar reflectivity (for warm, dry climates). The flat, rolled roofing method is applied with a torch to prevent any holes and damage created by nails, offers color varieties similar to shingles, and can be coated with a protective layer such as GacoRoof to help cool the home and prolong the roof’s lifespan.

“Torch-on modified asphalt roofing is heat-welded to protect the seams from water penetration,” Murakami explained. “Shingles are available in asphalt infused with fiber-glass, as well as synthetic rubberized asphalt. Homeowners can apply up to three layers of shingles, but we recommend two layers because that method is not as heavy, looks better and helps avoid costly tearoffs.”

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MURAKAMI ROOFING LLC
contact // 348-8270
address // 45-558 C-18 Kamehameha Hwy.
email // murakamiroofing@gmail.com
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