|Outer material for the building roof.|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
|Tools for this tag|
This information can be used to model 3D buildings.
Some 3D renderers set the colour of a building based on this tag.
|Value||Example image||Short description||Count|
|roof_tiles||Roof covered with tiles, usually of ceramic origin (e.g. terracota). See.|
|metal||Roof covered with metal, flat or waved (corrugated).
Similar values: metal_sheet, tin, copper. See and
|concrete||Roof covered with exposed concrete.|
|tar_paper||Roof covered with tar paper.|
|asbestos||Roof covered with
This is an inaccurate term, better to use eternit. The coverings are not built with asbestos itself, but with eternit, which is composed of 90% cement and 10% .
|eternit||– the trade name for asbestos‑cement panels|
|glass||Roof covered with glass.|
|acrylic_glass||Roof covered with.|
|metal_sheet||metal sheet, flat or corrugated|
|slate||Roof covered with slate, a kind of thin stone plates.|
|grass||Roof covered with living grass (or similar plants), sealed below. See.|
When it comes in contact with air, it becomes covered with and takes on a celadon or patina color. See .
|thatch||Thatched roof made from dry grasses, sedges or reeds.|
|gravel||Roof covered with gravel.|
|stone||Roof covered with stone.
See also: slate
|wood||Roof covered with wood.|
|plastic||Roof covered with plastic, corrugated or not.|
|asphalt||Roof covered with asphalt, but not tar_paper.
See also tar_paper. Asphalt is the ingredient used to make tar paper.
|asphalt_shingle||Roof covered with. Available in many different styles and colors, asphalt shingles are extremely common in North America.|
|bamboo||Roof covered with bamboo, usually plaited.|
|palm_leaves||Roof covered with dry palm leaves.|
|solar_panels||Roof fully covered with solar panels.
Rooftop solar panels are more commonly mapped as a generator with location=roof, see Tag:generator:source=solar#Rooftop Solar Panels. If the roof is only mostly covered with solar panels (some other material is still visible underneath), use that other material as roof:material=* and map the panels as a generator.
|user defined||See Taginfo for all common values.|
|In some cases values from building:material=* can be also used, because roof:material is used also with building parts.|
roof:material=roof_tiles on OSM2World
- building:material=* – building material
- material=* – material
- roof:shape=* – roof shape
- roof:colour=* – roof colour
- Simple 3D buildings – overview of tags for mapping 3D buildings
- Wikipedia: List of commercially available roofing materials