For easy reference, here is a summary of the various products I ended up using and had good experiences with, with links where possible.
The Amazon links are affiliate links, so if you click on one and buy something from their site, I will get a small commission. I figured, if I’m recommending these things anyway, hey, it could help support my journey a little bit. No hard feelings if you don’t want to.
Here are reviews of other products I like and use.
Adhesives, Sealants and Coatings:
Eco-Bond® Heavy Duty adhesive
Eco-Bond Multi Purpose adhesive
AFM Safecoat Carpet Seal for sealing chemicals into carpet
Liquid Rubber Cool Foot Coating for painting the roof
Metal Safe Sealant for protecting metal against mildew and rust
Cellulose Loose Fill Insulation
Tools and Materials:
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store – a great resource for new and used building materials. Contractors and homeowners often donate their leftover, mispurchased, removed or otherwise unwanted materials from building and renovation projects. Stock varies from day to day, so check often. I got some amazing deals on insulation, paint, wood, screws, hooks, all sorts of things.
Habitat for Humanity Lending Library – they also lend out tools! The Re-Store in my area had a tool lending library that I made extensive use of to borrow tablesaws, jigsaws, sanders, extra clamps, all sorts of things. The membership was $20/year and I took full advantage of it. Not all Re-Stores have one, but some do. Check in your area.