Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TotallyDisappointed Not the same as what is shown
The item shown online is NOT the same as the product available in the store. The pictured product is far superior to the cedar shims with the green label that is sold in stores. I purchased 4 packages of the lesser quality shims for a project. The shims are totally not uniform, many were rotten and/or chewed up, and some were so think I think I could have read through them. I'll be returning these pieces of garbage and going elsewhere to make my purchase.
March 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveW Absolutely required if you're installing a new door or adjusting an existing door.
Bought these when we bought new steel wrapped doors from the store after we were victims of a breakin. I've used these exact same shims before on a door at my parents house and they work exactly as intended to "shim up" the door frame. For those that don't understand why this is necessary, take a look at a drafty door and look for gaps anywhere on the sides or top of the door where it meets the jamb. If you find a gap, you need to "shim it up" to eliminate the gap.
Using these shims is a very simple process, but one that I recommend doing in the warmer months when the wood hasn't expanded from frozen water in the wood. Simply remove the decorative framing from the inside of the door, locate your gap if you didn't mark it already, stick the shim in and close the door. If you still have a gap there, open the door and force more of the shim in, reclose door and re-check for gap. Repeat as necessary until the gap is eliminated. Once you have eliminated the gap, simply snap the shim where it meets flush with the door frame. If it doesn't snap cleanly, don't fret. Just get a pair of pliers to remove the excess sticking out.
Once all gaps in your door jamb are eliminated, re-attach the door's decorative framework. Congratulations! You just fixed your drafty door and saved yourself $150 by doing it yourself.
If you don't plan on doing this yourself and you are having a pro come out to install/fix your door, make sure you have a pack of these for them to use. They aren't expensive and your pro will appreciate it!
November 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mark terrible product
Purchased a pack today, the packaging shown is not the product Home Depot carries, they are now a cedar shim in a green package(I was told the new ones are a replacement), 2 of the shims were rotten in the middle of the bunch, they are not cut uniformly(some are thin some are thick), very poor quality. The brand shown above ,previously carried were a superior product. Hope they update the picture, etc.
August 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian Handy when you need them!
I got some of these shims for a patio door install, and they were a big help!
July 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RONBO HANDIEST THING TO HAVE AROUND
Picked these up from the store, and they have been handier than a screwdriver. In screwdrivers, you have to have the right head, the right length, the right shaft shape and the right grip. With these, you just remove one, use a second or third, break in half to make it fit or find the piece in the pack that you used half of and the other half works here. Only tool: your hands or maybe gloves if you don't have or want rough hands!
February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JECI Product was as described
This item was required for a project I was wanting to try. I was glad I could find it for a reasonable price. I haven't tried the project yet but hope to get around to it by the summer.
December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by supersizejesus Shingle
I would have to give this product a great review, not only because of the great customer service when buying this material, but the great product as it held up when using it.
the shingles bought were very tough and had much dexterity. I would recomend this product to anyone and everyone needing these.
October 25, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mafroe2 Wish they had varying thickness' in each pack
easy to use, hard to get a good shim if using 2 or more at once. Great for doors, windows and framing.
January 22, 2013