As Hawai‘i residents prepare to upgrade their homes before the holidays, many functional and attractive roofing applications are available. The two most common types of roofing in Hawai‘i are asphalt shingles (sloped roofs) and rolled roofing (low-pitched roofs).

Asphalt shingles last anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the desired application, and provide stellar value. Various models offer algae resistance (for wet, rain-prone areas); others boast solar reflectivity (for warm, dry climates).

Rolled roofing is flat and is applied with a torch to prevent holes and damage created by nails. Color varieties are similar to shingles. A protective coating, such as GacoRoof, will help cool the home and prolong the roof’s lifespan.

Late summer was a relentless string of sweltering days. GacoRoof silicone roof coatings are an ideal solution to help beat the heat. Designed to seal and protect homes from leaks , they also reflect damaging UV rays that can compromise the life of a roof over time. Sometimes coatings can help homeowners avoid costly roof tear-offs. For flat and sloped roofs, elastomeric coating features exceptional adhesion, reduces ponding and helps retain the reflective white finish — all while lowering a home’s temperature by 10 degrees.

These 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 in both dry and wet climates.

Murakami Roofing, LLC
45-558 C-18 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe 96744
808-348-8270 |