Second-generation roofer Clinton Murakami advises potential customers to dedicate the necessary time and research — at the onset of selecting a new roof — before upgrading their home.

Murakami Roofing has assisted Hawaii’s homeowners for nearly 40 years, and Murakami now heads the family business after learning the ropes under the tutelage of his father, Clifford. The company is also lauded for its commitment to integrity and stellar service, and Murakami notes that it’s important to properly identify customers’ needs.

Just in time for long-awaited summer roofing and renovation projects, Murakami Roofing offers some of the latest technology to hit the local market. Malarkey Roofing Products have taken the industry by storm, and its Vista™ shingle line offers a 110 mph limited wind warranty and an available 130 mph enhanced wind warranty.


Malarkey’s Vista™ shingle line features Nexgen technology to increase flexibility and impact resistance, while also retaining the aesthetic appearance of the roof by resisting algae growth and protecting from damaging solar rays.

Murakami Roofing also incorporates Tropical Silicone produced by All Weather Surfaces in Aiea as a roof coating in projects where existing structures can benefit from an added layer of waterproofing and a heat reflective membrane. Tropical Silicone is also ideal on low-sloped roof surfaces on which water tends to pond, as it resists mildew and algae that tend to thrive in Hawaii’s moist, humid atmosphere.

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 touting lower prices, a quality project will end up saving money over the lifespan of a roof. For instance, Murakami Roofing recently repaired a roof for a customer after it was compromised by multiple leaks. The company that initially installed the roof was no longer in business, and the homeowner could not rely on the project’s warranty. In this case, going with the least expensive bid proved costly.

“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. “Don’t let price be the sole determining factor. You should consider the quality of materials and reputation of the company.”

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