MiTek's new VTT Valley Truss Tie is an 18-gauge G90 galvanized steel tie that transfers loads from a valley truss into the supporting structure below. The connector resists the sliding forces created from downward loads when the valley truss is set on a sloped lower roof, which eliminates the need for support wedges traditionally used under the valley truss bottom chord. It also means framers won't have to special-order valley roof trusses with bevel-cut bottom chords. Suitable for supporting roof pitches from 0/12 to 12/12, the VTT features double-dimple nail holes that assure all nails are driven in at the correct angle, a flat design that requires no field bending to match the supporting roof pitch, prong teet that help hold the VTT in place for nailing, and pitch guide embossments for attachment to the valley truss on the ground. $2.95 each.