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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MARCH 11, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
These 13 Pests Do the Most Damage to the Home

You're probably all too well acquainted with some of the pests that can damage a house, but you might be surprised to learn about others that can wreak havoc, causing considerable harm be...

MARCH 9, 2020 | MONDAY
What’s the Difference? Slab Foundation vs. Crawl Space

No matter what the architectural style, a house is only as good as its foundation, the lowest load-bearing aspect of the building that supports the floors, walls, basically everything tha...

MARCH 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Homeowner Antics That Annoy Contractors Most

Contractors get a bad rap—and sometimes deservedly so—but not all homeowners are a barrel of fun either. Construction and remodeling projects are more complex than they may seem from a ho...

FEBRUARY 28, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Multimeters for DIYers and Pros

From testing batteries to determining the amount of voltage in an electrical circuit, the multimeter is a standard diagnostic tool often found in electricians' tool kits. But multimeters ...

FEBRUARY 26, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Space Heaters

Ever-rising utility costs can make it difficult to heat an entire house. To save money but still keep occupied areas comfortable—say, the living room during a movie marathon—many renters ...

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
13 Signs Your Home Is Losing Value

If you’re like many homeowners, your house is your single largest financial investment, so it’s only natural to protect that investment and hope it gains in value. According to Realtor.co...

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
Buyer's Guide: HEPA Vacuums

As part of a comprehensive plan to reduce dust, pet dander, and other indoor allergens, consider using a vacuum equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. These vacuum...

FEBRUARY 17, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! The Best Places to Buy Appliances

Q: In six weeks, our new-construction house will be complete and ready for us to move in, so we’re in the market for new appliances. As renters, however, we’ve never purchased our own app...

FEBRUARY 14, 2020 | FRIDAY
8 Tips for Setting Up a Stylish and Functional Laundry Room Sink

Adding a sink to the laundry room opens up a whole new dimension in cleaning convenience, letting you easily presoak stained clothes in the same area as the washer and dryer. The sink is ...

FEBRUARY 11, 2020 | TUESDAY
Here's How Often You Should Launder Every Item in Your Home

You already have a routine for washing dirty clothes—just toss them in the hamper and run a load when enough have accumulated. You may not, however, have a routine for laundering other it...