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 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...

OCTOBER 23, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Standard Size for Doors

Q: We just purchased a home that was built in the 1960s and will be remodeling to bring it up to date. Our plans include adding some new doors, and we’re wondering what sizes will work be...

OCTOBER 22, 2019 | TUESDAY
The Best Leaf Blowers for Every Size Yard

In many parts of the country, ’tis the time for trees to start showing signs of crimson and gold. Yet while fall foliage is beautiful on the trees, it’s much less attractive when it’s lit...

OCTOBER 21, 2019 | MONDAY
19 Red Flags to Watch Out For When Buying a Home

So, the listing makes the house sound like a steal and the property is stunning in person—but wait. Before you rush into anything you may regret, watch out for the following signs of trou...

OCTOBER 15, 2019 | TUESDAY
10 Questions to Always Ask at an Open House

Attending an open house? Make the most of your visit by asking the right questions.

OCTOBER 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Miter Saw vs. Table Saw

Power saws have changed the woodworking industry, giving DIYers the muscle they need to create large projects in a short amount of time. Table saws and miter saws are two of today’s stand...

OCTOBER 7, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Tell If You Have Hard Water

Q: I thought the washing machine at our new house was on the fritz because the laundry still came out with dirt and stains.  A neighbor told me it’s probably due to the hard water in this...