Most roofing companies do not require homeowners to vacate during the roofing process, although the noise and dust of the process may make some uncomfortable enough that they will choose to leave and return when the work is complete. Prior to the start of any roofing work, items in the attic should be covered or placed into containers to protect them from any dust or debris that may float down from the roof. Likewise, cars and other vehicles should be moved from the driveway or yard and relocated a small distance from the work site.

As a courtesy, many roofing companies will remove and then reattach any television dishes or antennae, but for any adjustments due to new roofing angles, homeowners would have to schedule a visit from their service provider.