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I am starting a conversion of my storage attic into a 4th bedroom. The house was built in '42 and it has stick built 2x6 rafters with 2x4 framed support wall under the rafters. I have 5 rafters on one end of the attic that are not in line with the other rafters. They are about 1" lower then the others. I was going to just plane the bow out of the low rafters to even them up, but after checking how much I would need to remove, I noticed that I would have to rip 1" off the full length of the rafters. Which would mess up where the drywall would land on on the peak. Now I was thinking I would just sister 2x4s to the rafters and come down about a inch to have a good straight run to hang drywall. My question is whether doing it with 2x4 would still provide the support for the roof. Here is some pictures of what I'm talking about.