This glass-filled nylon lever weighs next to nothing, can lift up to 240 pounds, fits in your pouch or pocket, and costs only $20. It’s optimally designed for hanging doors — hence its name, the DoorJack — and is enthusiastically endorsed by seasoned pros. To use it, you slide the short end underneath the door and press down on the long end with your foot. DoorJack, 877/399-5225, doorjack.com
For roofs in need of ventilation, all solutions carry some compromise. Button vents are discreet and easy to install but don’t provide sufficient airflow. Strip soffit vents are acceptable but take a lot of work to retrofit and end up looking like, um, strip vents. The FasciaFlow intake vent can replace new or existing fascia with a...
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