As local residents turn to the sun for natural, sustainable energy, some homeowners overlook a key step in the photovoltaic (PV) system installation process: properly preparing one’s roof to handle the desired solar energy system.

While the friendly staff at Murakami Roofing brings more than 35 years of experience to every job it takes on, the company is also lauded by homeowners for its commitment to integrity and stellar customer service. Owner Clinton Murakami heads the family business, and recommends that those looking to install a PV system spend the time to research about and improve the current state of one’s roof. After all, the structure will serve as the foundation for solar panels and other vital equipment that must be anchored to the roof.



“It’s important to have a professional assess the state of your roof, because if it’s fairly new, you can probably get away with not reroofing,” Murakami explained. “Or, if it’s a flat roof, you can apply a silicone roof coating,” which is manufactured to seal and protect homes from leaks and excessive heat, while also fending off damaging UV rays that compromise the life of a roof over time.

In addition to pre-inspecting roof surfaces for customers, Murakami Roofing also offers a key service designed to optimize one’s roof for PV installation. Murakami explained that the company will work hand-in-hand with the desired solar panel installation team to ensure the roofing surface is in top shape and anchor points are properly waterproofed and sealed to prevent leaks.

Murakami Roofing employs a “Customer Promise,” which includes: providing clients with an honest recommendation for the work needed; a thorough inspection followed by a written estimate; offering money-saving alternatives and supplying a checklist with which residents can prepare for the pending roofing job.


“Once you choose us, we’re tied in for life,” said Murakami. “If there should be any issues, we’ll be there — we don’t pass the buck or kick the can down the road. When you pick up the phone and need help, we’re there for you.”

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