During the wave of clean energy, Southern California homeowners have chosen home solar panels as a step towards sustainability and energy independence from the big electric companies. However, for early adopters and those swayed by solar companies — the risk of a roof leak stemming from poor solar installations is running rampant in the industry. This issue is more than an inconvenience; it's a breach of trust in what should be your home's first line of protection against the elements.


​​How Poor Solar Installation Causes Roof Leaks

While solar panels offer incredible benefits, improper installation can lead to roof leaks, turning your dream investment into a nightmare. Here are some common ways solar installations can go wrong:


Penetrations Gone Wrong: The most common culprit in a roof leak is improper penetration sealing during solar installation. Solar panels require secure mounting to the roof, which often involves drilling into the roofing material. Faulty or inadequate sealing can create pathways for water to seep in, leading to leaks around the mounting points.

Poor Flashing: Flashing provides an extra layer of protection around vulnerable areas, just like chimneys and vents. Improper installation or damage to flashing during your solar install can leave these areas exposed to water infiltration.

Age & Condition of Roof: Not all roof types are suitable for solar panels. Installing panels on an aged or already damaged roof increases the risk of leaks, as the existing roof structure might not be able to handle the added weight and stress.

Lack of Roofing Expertise: Companies solely focused on solar might lack the roofing knowledge necessary to identify potential risks and ensure a leak-proof installation. This disconnect can lead to decisions that make sense for solar efficiency but are detrimental to roof health.

Poor Communication & Planning: Without clear communication and proper planning, unforeseen issues can arise during your solar panel installation, leading to rushed or careless work that increases the risk of leaks or roof damage.

Our Roofing and Solar Solution

The frustration is real. You spent a fortune on solar panels, expecting savings, only to face new bills for roof repairs and solar re-installation. The disappointment is understandable. We know that your home is your largest investment, and that’s why our approach to solar installation is built on a foundation of respect for you and your loved ones. Here’s how we do it:


Dual Expertise: We are the only company certified in both solar and roofing in all of Southern California. With seasoned professionals in both roofing and solar, we ensure that every installation preserves the integrity of your roof. Our solar installation team is trained to identify potential risks and implement solutions that protect your home from the start.

Total Roof Inspection: Before any installation, we conduct a thorough roof inspection to determine the suitability of your roof for solar panels. This includes evaluating your roof’s age, condition, and structure to determine if it can support the installation without compromising its protective barrier.

The Best Roofing & Solar Warranty: We stand behind our work with a strong warranty that covers both the solar installation and the roof. We offer the most comprehensive warranties in the market, giving you peace of mind that your home is protected now and into the future.

High Quality Integration: Our home solar installations are performed with the utmost care to integrate solar panels with your existing roof. This includes using the best materials for sealing, re-roofing, and securing your home solar system.

Customer Care: Above all else, we strive for professionalism, transparency, and customer peace of mind. Our roofing and solar teams treat your home with respect, making sure everything is spotless when we leave.


Countless Southern California homeowners put trust in solar-only companies, not knowing the risk they might bring. August Roofing & Solar is here as your one-stop solution. We’ve seen it all and understand your pain. That’s why we train our team members not just as solar installers; but as roofing experts too.

It’s time to feel confident in your decision to protect your home and get back to saving. Contact our team today for a no-cost-to-you solar or roofing consultation!