As Hawaii residents prepare to upgrade their homes in anticipation of the busy holiday season, the skilled professionals at Murakami Roofing LLC have island homeowners covered with a variety of functional and attractive roofing applications. With the seemingly relentless string of sweltering late-summer days offering no end in sight, Murakami Roofing offers an ideal solution to help beat the heat.

GacoRoof silicone roof coatings are manufactured to seal and protect homes from leaks — and help homeowners avoid costly roof tear-offs in some situations — while also fending off damaging UV rays that can compromise the life of a roof over time. For flat and sloped roofs, the silicone 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.

The GacoRoof coatings also offer longer warranties than conventional finishes, including a 50-year limited material warranty. GacoRoof coatings adhere to a multitude of roof types and are suitable atop various substrates within both dry and wet climates.


Dayton Ho, operations manager for Murakami Roofing, explains that the two most common types of roofing in Hawaii are asphalt shingles (for sloped roofs) and rolled roofing (for low-pitched roofs). Shingles last anywhere from 30 to 50 years depending on the desired application, and are known for providing stellar value; various models offer algae resistance (for wet, 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.

Murakami Roofing has assisted Hawaii’s homeowners for more than 35 years, as Clinton Murakami now heads the family business after learning the ropes under the tutelage of his father, Clifford. The company is lauded by a host of pleased customers for its commitment to integrity, quality workmanship and stellar customer service.

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