Hawaii has yet to be influenced by the Eastern Pacific hurricane season, however, the increased possibility of potentially dangerous storms headed toward the Islands serves as motivation for homeowners to shore up their roofs, with the goal of mitigating catastrophic damage.

The experienced staff at Murakami Roofing LLC has Hawaii covered, with more than 35 years in the field, and the company is lauded by local residents for its commitment to integrity and stellar customer service. Owner Clinton Murakami advises homeowners to check on past service records for their roof — if it has been more than 10 years since installation or repairs have taken place, he recommends a free roofing inspection by Murakami Roofing LLC, in order to pinpoint necessary improvements.


According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center, this year’s hurricane season runs through November, and carries up to an 80 percent chance of reflecting El Nino conditions. El Nino is responsible for elevating ocean temperatures and leading to above-average tropical cyclone activity in the waters surrounding Hawaii, thus making hurricane preparedness more important than ever.

In anticipation of the potentially dangerous storms that could make landfall in Hawaii, Murakami suggests that homeowners take the following steps to address issues with their roof:

• Check for loose edge flashings and worn or cracked shingles.

• Clean gutters and downspouts; heavy rains and downpours can cause gutters to be overwhelmed, which may lead to unnecessary damage.


• Inspect all skylights and additional roof flashings, to ensure they are free of cracks and other defects. It is also important to remove debris that may impede the proper flow of water around those areas.

Murakami also recommends that homeowners 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 hurricane-force winds. By securing these and other items around the home, and making sure one’s roof is intact, residents give themselves, family members and neighbors the best chance of weathering what is predicted to be a busy hurricane season.

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