As is the case when selecting a doctor, island homeowners are encouraged to put in the necessary time and research before upgrading their roof with a variety of functional and attractive applications.

When choosing a physician, the choice marks an investment in one’s long-term health, while selecting the right roofing company provides peace of mind that a home will stand up against Hawai‘i’s unique climate.


Murakami Roofing LLC has assisted Hawaii’s homeowners for nearly 40 years as Clinton Murakami now heads the family business after learning the ropes under the tutelage of his father, Clifford. The company also is lauded for its commitment to integrity and stellar service, and Murakami notes that it’s important to properly identify customers’ needs. For example, someone that doesn’t expect to live in a dwelling for a long period of time shouldn’t invest in a 50-year roof, or purchase exorbitant products that are impractical.


Homeowners are reminded that while the work performed by a reputable company with a proven track record of completing successful jobs may cost more than companies that tout lower prices, a quality project will end up saving money in the long run. For instance, Murakami Roofing LLC recently repaired a roof for a customer after it was compromised after incurring multiple leaks. The company that initially installed the roof was no longer in business, so any chance of the homeowner relying on the project’s warranty went out the window. In this case, going with the least expensive bid proved to be a costly error.

At the onset of the purchasing process, Murakami advises potential customers not to “over buy.” For example, if a particular resident does not think they will retire in a current dwelling, it would be impractical to purchase 50-year roofing shingles. He also advises those interested in a roofing upgrade to secure two or three estimates through companies verified by the Better Business Bureau, or via referrals from friends or family. By diligently doing their homework, customers can weed out the inexperienced or fly-by-night operations that produce shoddy results, and end up costing more.


“We work hard to provide excellent customer service, and it’s our service that sets us apart from the competitors,” said Murakami, who hopes to pass on the business to his son in the coming years and make it a third-generation company.

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