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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FEBRUARY 11, 2020 | TUESDAY
Solved! What to Do About Frost in Your Freezer

Q: For the past several months, I've found frost in the freezer compartment of my six-year-old refrigerator. Even after I’ve manually defrosted the freezer by turning it off and letting t...

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Kitchen Trash Cans

Management of kitchen trash is a daily chore. To make it easier on yourself, equip your kitchen with its own trash can. Whether you've just moved in or are looking to replace an existing ...

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | FRIDAY
What's the Difference? Snow Blower vs. Snow Thrower

Today’s snow removal machines make quick work of clearing the white stuff from driveways and sidewalks—saving your back from the strain of shoveling and tossing aside heavy snow. Yet whil...

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Drill Bits for Common DIY Projects

When assembling a tool kit for home improvement, maintenance, and construction projects, one of the first items purchased is often a power drill, followed by an assortment of drill bits. ...

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
12 Maintenance Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Car

Our cars play vital roles in our lives, getting us to and from work, school, the dentist’s office, and the kids’ softball games, but in the process they experience significant wear and te...

FEBRUARY 4, 2020 | TUESDAY
13 Maintenance Mistakes That Will Cost You the Most Money

Many homeowners jump at the chance to do their own home maintenance and repairs—after all, who doesn’t want to save money? While plenty of projects are DIY-friendly, such as hanging wallp...

FEBRUARY 3, 2020 | MONDAY
5 Tips for Building and Using a French Cleat Wall

It may sound fancy, but a French cleat is simply a sturdy beveled support board, a secret that builders and craftsmen rely on to hang heavy items, such as large mirrors, artworks, and cab...

JANUARY 31, 2020 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Axes

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...

JANUARY 29, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
Buyer's Guide: Cordless Drills

Just as cellular technology freed the telephone, the advent of lithium-ion batteries forever altered the landscape of power tools. Gone were the limits of the extension cord's reach. Now,...

JANUARY 29, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Roof Rake for Snow Removal

Wet snow can weigh as much as 21 pounds per square foot, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The heavier the snow, the greater the risk of structural damage to ro...