Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a construction-industry writer. She enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their five Saint Bernard "children."

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OCTOBER 18, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

Bricks provide durable cladding for interior and exterior walls, chimneys, and fireplaces. But the mortar used to fill joints deteriorates over time—even if the bricks themselves are stil...

OCTOBER 16, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When a Tree Falls on the House

Q: We just experienced a strong thunderstorm, during which a tree blew over on our house! We have no experience with this sort of thing. What should we do now? Help!A: A tree falling on a...

OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Tray Ceilings

You may have hung the gallery walls and installed crown molding, but interior design needn’t stop at the top of the walls. A tray ceiling—also called an inverted or recessed ceiling—resem...

OCTOBER 13, 2017 | FRIDAY
3 Ways to Avoid Replacing Your Concrete Sidewalk

Though made from one of the most durable construction materials around, even once-strong concrete sidewalks can deteriorate over time from repeated freeze-thaw cycles, ground movement, or...

OCTOBER 9, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Leaf-Raking Lessons No One Ever Taught You

Few things in nature are as striking as brilliant red and gold foliage in autumn. But even the most beautiful leaves eventually fall, and when too many of them accumulate in your yard, th...

OCTOBER 6, 2017 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: LED Light Bulbs

Nowadays, many homeowners choose light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) over the classic incandescent, fluorescent, or halogen options. That's because LED light bulbs are comparably more e...

OCTOBER 5, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Protect Plants from Frost

Unexpected early fall and late spring frosts—periods when outside temperatures go below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit)—often catch home gardeners off-guard, nipping tender fruit buds, c...

OCTOBER 4, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
7 Important Reasons Never to Skip Your HVAC’s Yearly Checkup

Out of sight, out of mind: If your heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system has recently been operating well, you probably haven’t given a thought to scheduling a professional ch...

OCTOBER 3, 2017 | TUESDAY
So, You Want to... Paint Your Home's Exterior

Painting the exterior of your house is a big project that can quickly turn into a huge headache if you’re not adequately prepared. Just picture yourself atop a ladder, brushing on coats o...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 | TUESDAY
7 Ways to Get Better Curb Appeal in 60 Minutes or Less

Are you dissatisfied with your home’s less-than-fabulous first impression but too strapped for time to do anything about it? Don’t worry! You don’t have to take on time-consuming remodeli...