Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, homebuilding, and commercial roofing industries. She and her husband have been general contractors for over 20 years, and Ms. Taylor has written for leading media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle, SFGate, and the eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com) as well as National Association of Homebuilders. In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Taylor is a Master Gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. The recipient of Journalism and Marketing degrees from the University of Kansas and Bauder College respectively, she enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their "children"—five Saint Bernards! Connect with Glenda Taylor on LinkedIn.

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NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | TUESDAY
11 Tips for Getting a Loan for Your Next House

Moving up in the world—or downsizing—often involves buying a bigger—or smaller—house. In such situations, it may have been a while since you were last in the market, so it's a good idea t...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
9 Reasons Every Household Should Have a Portable Generator

Power outages are often the result of harsh weather, such as high winds, lightning strikes, or ice buildup that causes overhead power lines to break. Though utility crews work around the ...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Axes for Splitting Wood

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a stand of oak, maple, or ash trees, you can harvest your own firewood, and a quality tool can make the difference between struggling to split log...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Electric Fireplaces for an Instantly Cozy Room

If you long for the glowing warmth of a crackling fire but installing a gas or wood-burning fireplace would be impractical in your home, consider an electric alternative. Unlike gas and w...

NOVEMBER 13, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Air Purifiers for Homeowners with Allergies

Nobody wants to breathe in dust, dander, pollen, and mold. Unfortunately, though, the air in our homes is loaded with these pollutants, thanks to poor ventilation and the use of household...

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How Often to Change a Furnace Filter

Q: I turned on my furnace for the first time this year, and it made the whole house smell musty. I checked the filter and found it caked with dust, so I replaced it with a new filter, and...

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 | MONDAY
The Best Bathroom Fans for Spaces Big and Small

Nothing beats a hot shower at the end of a long day. But while steamy water may work wonders on your nerves, it has the opposite effect on your bathroom—especially if the space isn’t prop...

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Fix a Leaking Water Heater and Prevent Future Woes

Q: Help! My hot water heater is leaking.  After mopping up, I see more water starting to puddle but I can’t tell where it’s coming from.  Do I need to call a plumber, or is it possible fo...

OCTOBER 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
5 Types of Plumbing Pipes You'll Find in Homes

Plumbing has come a long way from the clay pipes used in ancient Greece to supply water and carry sewage away. Today, a variety of materials are used in pipes that supply hot and cold wat...

OCTOBER 28, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Is My Electric Bill So High?

Q: I just opened my electric bill, and my jaw dropped. It’s way higher than ever! I called the electric company to see if they’d made a mistake, but they assured me they hadn’t. Why is my...