By utilizing innovative roofing products, such as EverRoof Sil-Thane, Murakami Roofi ng LLC has local residents covered by offering the latest technology on the market.

At the onset of selecting a new roof, second-generation roofer Clinton Murakami advises potential customers to dedicate the necessary time and research before upgrading their home. Murakami Roofing has helped families remain safe and comfortable for nearly 40 years, and Clinton now heads the family business after learning the ropes under the tutelage of his father, Clifford. The company is lauded for its commitment to integrity and stellar service, and Clinton noted that it’s important to properly identify customers’ needs.

The aforementioned Sil-Thane “cool roof system” is the latest cutting-edge option now available behind the expertise of the Murakami Roofing team and All Weather Surfaces of Aiea. The durable “fluid applied” product is composed of a polyurethane base coat that is extremely durable and responds well to heating and cooling throughout the day, as well as a silicone top coat that resists ponding and reflects solar rays to help keep a home cool. The two coatings make for an economical way to extend the life of any roofing system as the multiple layers work inconcert with the ideal blend of flexibility and strength to hold up to Hawaii’s climate, which is prone to extreme fluctuations caused by sun and rain.


“Whatever you can throw at it, this product can stand up to it,” said Mike Newalu of All Weather Surfaces when discussing Sil-Thane, which is heralded for preserving and protecting across an array of roofing applications.

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 Clinton, 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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