The Murakami family has been meeting the roofing needs of Hawaii for two generations. Clifford Murakami started out in the roofing business in 1976. The oldest son Clinton Murakami has for the past five years been owner and operator of Murakami’s Roofing Service. Covering all types of roofing and waterproofing, Murakami’s is primarily a residential roofing contractor that specializes in single-family homes.

They install all types of roofing material that you would find on residential roofs. Asphalt shingles that range from the standard 30-year shingle to the more durable 50-year are very cost-effective and are mildew and algae resistance. They also offer metal roofing in various configurations like standing seam panels or aluminum shakes or shingles.


For low slope roofs, the standard torch on roll roofing has been an industry standard for years, and they offer it in 12-, 15- and 20-year warranties. Also within the past few years they have been offering cooling solutions for your roof. They can apply reflective elastomeric roof coatings that greatly reduce roof surface temperatures. Attic fans and ridge vents are installed as a way to reduce heat build-up in your attic space and increase the life span of your roofing material. Murakami’s also will repair termite and dry rot damage to your roof’s structure. They will do roof repairs that range from replacing wind-damaged shingles and minor leak repairs to partial reroofs.

As our economic climate gets worse, Murakami’s Roofing stresses that consumers do their homework before choosing a roofing contractor and a roof system.

First, make sure your contractor is properly insured and has a good rating with the Better Business Bureau. Having good credentials will give consumers a better level of comfort to know that their contractor is competent.


Second, make sure you know your options, in grades of materials and types of installations. For example, when installing asphalt shingles there are different grades (30-to-50-year) and you can choose to remove existing roofing or go over the existing roofing.

Third, will your project be supervised and will you be kept informed on the progress if any unforeseen problems come up?

It’s a good idea to prepare as well as possible when making a purchase that can have a positive effect on the value of your home.



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