Glenda Taylor


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 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 30, 2021 | TUESDAY
Solved! Why is My Dehumidifier Not Working?

Q: We live in an area where humidity is high, so we regularly run a dehumidifier to keep the air in our home from feeling sticky. Unfortunately, the dehumidifier seems to have stopped wor...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Oriole Feeders to Add to Your Backyard

Among the brightest songbirds around, orioles are found in all the states east of the Great Plains, and by mid-spring, they’re busy constructing their hanging nests high in trees in prepa...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Pond Pumps for Your Backyard Pond

Moving water is enchanting. Any backyard pond helps create a calming atmosphere and adds visual value to the landscape, but when water bubbles, trickles, or emits a spray that captures a ...

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Pre-Emergent Herbicides for Your Plants

Stopping weeds early—before they can emerge from the soil—is the goal when applying a pre- emergent herbicide. A pre-emergent prevents the sprouting of undesirable weed seeds, so it's a b...

The Best Alkaline Water Filter Pitcher for Clean Water

Some folks swear that alkaline water tastes better than plain old water. Those who wish to enjoy alkaline water at home can do so by using a water pitcher designed to add alkaline-based m...

The Most Common Questions About Artificial Grass, Answered

Today’s artificial turf looks authentic, but could it be even better than real grass? <br> <i>This content is paid advertising created in partnership with Artificial Turf Supply. Its fa...

The Best Carpet Tiles for Your Home

Like traditional carpet, carpeting. Carpet tiles are offered in a range of colors, textures, and designs. Some are even water resistant or moisture resistant to meet the demands of moistu...

The Best Countertop Water Dispensers for Your Kitchen

Access to fresh drinking water is essential, but not all homes provide healthy water straight from the tap. Most municipalities do their best to ensure a water supply suitable for human c...

MARCH 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Washcloths for an All-Over Clean

Washcloths are taken for granted too often. These small squares of absorbent fabric stand ready to help bathe babies, wipe off makeup, and sop up spills. In many homes, washcloths can be ...

MARCH 19, 2021 | FRIDAY
The One Drawback of Thermal Pane Windows You Probably Didn’t See Coming

Thermal pane windows have become the standard for new construction and retrofits. In most situations, the windows excel at their job, offering improved insulation, reduced noise transfer,...