Shear Brace, part of the manufacturer’s wall-bracing system, provides the strength and support necessary to resist forces such as high winds, hurricanes, and earthquakes, says the company. It is typically used in framing areas of the home where high lateral loads must be resisted. Made of TimberStrand LSL, the brace is optimized to accommodate larger loads and remain stiff, the maker says. 888.453.8358. www.ilevel.com.