That extra serving of holiday stuffing was pretty amazing, right? When meeting with a Murakami Roofing professional estimator, more questions is always a good thing, especially when it comes to a written estimate. Murakami experts want to make sure homeowners are comfortable and understand every line of their roofing agreement.

Murakami Roofing’s owner, Clinton Murakami, was asked, “What are some of the questions that customers typically ask?”


“Most people know they should check out reviews on various sources and ask friends and family for a referral,” he says. “After that they usually want to know how to get ready to roof — we have a page on our website murakamiroofing. com to help prepare for that. If it were me, I might ask during the planning process, what questions should I ask that I might now know to ask? For example, are there materials that increase the manufacturer’s warranty period?”


When imagining how a roof is installed, think of a lasagna where more cheese is more goodness. When it comes to roofing, some layer choices will boost the manufacturer’s material warranty to 10, 15 or 20 years.


Homes with an open ceiling have sloping beams that meet in the middle that forms the ridge. Roof decking is the foundation of a roof. It is usually wood or metal and supports the weight of shingles or other roofing materials.



The next layer is called underlayment, which goes between the roof decking and the shingles, or other roof covering. Synthetic roofing underlayment offers improved water resistance and protection from heat. Roofing tar paper is also commonly found in older homes. Felt paper is a newer version and made of recycled paper products combined with asphalt to enhance water resistance.


Fortified asphalt shingles with copper granules or thicker shingles will also help make a roof last longer, and depending on the manufacturer, offer a longer materials warranty.


A new roof protects homeowners’ most valuable investment: the home. It makes sense to plan for a roof that offers great protection, lasts long and is covered by the manufacturer. Ask Murakami Roofing professionals about all options. The goal is for all Murakami Roofing customers to have a smile on their face when they think of us and refer their families and friends because we build confidence into every roof.

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