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Its probably the older layer of compost shingles under the new one. The weight of those do add up, and in the olden days folks used local cedar, a very light-weight roofing material. Today however, with the compost shingles, often to save on cost, roofers will leave the old layer of compost shingles when putting on a new layer. For most buildings this is fine. But it adds much weight to the structure.


Can't they just add a nice-looking post in the middle?


Probably no engineer would risk signing his name to it, unless he already had an affinity for old buildings.

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