Protecting your home with a new, leak-free roof

By Kyle Galdeira Posted in: ExteriorRoofing

HR-050816-Murakami-2As local residents prepare to take on the sweltering Hawaii summer heat, Murakami Roofing LLC offers an ideal solution to help homeowners temper the tropical temperatures.

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

GacoRoof silicone roof coatings are manufactured to seal and protect homes from leaks — and help homeowners avoid costly roof tear-offs in some situations — also while fending off damaging UV rays that can compromise the life of a roof over time. For flat and sloped roofs, the elastomeric 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 tear-offs while keeping the home cool and preventing leaks,” said Murakami, who also recommends that homeowners take measures to correct water from ponding atop one’s roof.
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Murakami explains 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). 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 fiberglass 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 tear-offs.”

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