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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AUGUST 19, 2021 | THURSDAY
12 Home Maintenance Services You Should Book ASAP, According to Experts

While the days are still long and the temps are soaring, preparing a home for the coming winter is the last thing on many homeowners’ minds. However, with the current labor shortage spann...

AUGUST 17, 2021 | TUESDAY
This Guide to Philodendron Care Covers Both Vining and Upright Varieties

Philodendrons are among the most popular choices for houseplants due to their attractive foliage and easy care. The plants come in more than 100 varieties that vary in size, color, and gr...

AUGUST 13, 2021 | FRIDAY
How Much Does a French Drain Cost?

Typical Range: $500 to $18,000 National Average: $5,000Modern building practices incorporate methods to direct rainwater away from a home’s foundation. Unfortunately, some older houses...

AUGUST 11, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Who Pays for Repairs After a Home Inspection?

Q: My husband and I made an offer on the house of our dreams a few weeks ago, but now a home inspection has determined the HVAC system is about to fail. So, who pays for repairs after hom...

AUGUST 4, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
How Much Does Spray Foam Insulation Cost?

Typical Range: $1,284 to $3,741 National Average: $2,492Insulation is vital for helping keep a home’s interior cool in summer and warm in winter. Still, various insulation products com...

AUGUST 3, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Potting Benches of 2021

Starting seeds in flats and transplanting seedlings can be messy. Very few gardeners have their own greenhouse complete with a gardening workstation. A tabletop bench at a comfortable hei...

JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
I Tested an Affordable Melnor Sprinkler - Did it Water My Lawn Efficiently?

On a hot summer day, lawn sprinklers are a common sight, dispersing water for grass to stay healthy and for children and pets to frolic and keep cool. Oscillating sprinklers that create a...

JULY 30, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Kamado Grills of 2021

Patterned after a traditional method of Japanese cooking called kamado, ceramic kamado grills are popping up in backyards everywhere. Home chefs revere these charcoal-fueled cookers to sm...

JULY 29, 2021 | THURSDAY
9 Ways to Keep Your Outdoor Plants Safe During Storms

Flowers, bushes, and shrubs turn a plain yard into a thing of beauty, but storms with torrential rains and whipping winds can wreak havoc on plants and trees, damaging or destroying them....

JULY 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
This Stud Finder Requires No Calibration―Is it Right For You?

Finding the location of a stud behind drywall is essential for a host of projects, such as hanging heavy artwork or installing shelves. While the pros have a few tricks for finding studs,...