Strong-Wall SB is a prefabricated wood shear panel made from Timberstrand LSL that can be trimmed on site by the installer. It’s engineered to provide racking resistance for garage portals and other large wall openings. Panels are available in 12-inch, 18-inch, and 24-inch widths and in heights from 7 feet to 13 feet; there’s also a 20-footer. Official pricing was not available at press time, but a 12-inch-wide panel should sell for around $300. Simpson Strong-Tie, 800.999.5099,

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