On a Roll. Trim-Tex’s drywall shim material comes as a continuous roll instead of in 4-foot strips. It’s made from flexible, waterproof vinyl — perforated, to allow adhesive to flow through. The 150-foot-long 1/16-inch-thick Drywall Shim on a Roll is scored every 18 inches to make it easier to tear off to size. A roll costs about $8. Trim-Tex, 800/874-2333, trim-tex.com.

Space and Brace. Instead of spacing your roof trusses with a tape measure and then bracing them with a temporary 2-by across the top, do both steps at once with MiTek’s Stabilizer. The 20-gauge steel bar has built-in gang nails that you set into the wood after you pull the truss tight against its end; unlike wooden bracing, the bar is thin...

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