|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||Short description||Example image|
|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 metal roof and corrugated galvanised iron on Wikipedia)
|concrete||Roof covered with exposed concrete.|
|tar_paper||Roof covered with tar paper.|
|asbestos||Roof covered with asbestos cement corrugated sheeting.
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% asbestos.
|eternit||eternit – the trade name for asbestos‑cement panels|
|glass||Roof covered with glass.|
|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 patina and takes on a celadon or patina color.
(see Copper in architecture on Wikipedia)
|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.
|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