The perfect roofi ng guide to keep you covered

By Kyle Galdeira Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

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In addition to providing homeowners with industry-leading roof coverings, the skilled professionals at Murakami Roofing LLC offer a host of helpful tips for those looking to extend the life of their existing roof.

Murakami Roofing LLC has assisted Hawaii’s homeowners for nearly 40 years as Clinton Murakami now heads the family business after learning the ropes under the tutelage of his father, Clifford. The company also is lauded by homeowners for its commitment to integrity and stellar service, and Murakami noted that it’s important to properly identify customers’ needs.

Murakami offers a “Roof Care 101” guide for local homeowners, a set of simple steps that can save thousands of dollars and hours of needless stress in the long run. The veteran roofer recommends cleaning gutters and downspouts as heavy rains can cause unnecessary damage when clogs form. Homeowners also should trim encroaching tree branches and take inventory of loose outdoor items such as coolers, patio furniture and umbrellas, awnings and other objects that could turn into dangerous projectiles when tossed by strong winds.

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He also noted the importance of performing visual checks every so often to observe the condition of a roof, inspecting for potential termite damage and potential vulnerabilities caused by carpenter bees eating away at unpainted wood, leaks along the exterior and worn or cracked shingles. Murakami suggested having the roof inspected professionally at least once every other year, or if a homeowner hears something land on the roof or observes shingles strewn in the yard. Old utilities that have been mounted to the roof also can lead to corrosion due to years of exposure in Hawaii’s heavy sea air.

“We work hard to provide excellent customer service, and it’s our service that sets us apart from the competitors,” said

Murakami, who hopes to pass on the business to his son in the coming years and make it a third-generation company. “We all sell the same roofing products, but it comes down to customer service. I have a lot of customers who used to be my dad’s, and someday, they will be my son’s customers, too.”

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