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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JUNE 26, 2020 | FRIDAY
8 Things the Exterminator Won’t Tell You for Free

Try these pest control tips before calling an exterminator.

JUNE 22, 2020 | MONDAY
9 Ways You’re Ruining Your Mattress

Quality mattresses don't come cheap. Follow these mattress care tips to make sure yours stays comfy for years to come.

JUNE 21, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Log Splitters for Cutting Firewood

Curling up next to a crackling fire may be comforting, but depending on where you live, you could pay up to $400 for a cord (a 4-foot-by-4-foot-by-8-foot stack) of split and seasoned fire...

JUNE 18, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Things Sanitation Workers Wish You Knew

Their work shifts start in the wee hours of the morning, long before most people are awake, and their jobs are far from easy. Every day, sanitation workers have to deal with homeowners an...

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
15 Little Signs Your House Has a Big Problem

Small home annoyances are sometimes indicators of a bigger structural problem. Learn to recognize the signs of these maintenance issues that need to get addressed sooner rather than later.

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Times Homeowners Should Hire a Financial Advisor

Life comes with monetary ups and downs, so if you aim to meet the financial goals you’ve established—or learn how to set such goals in the first place—a financial advisor can help. These ...

JUNE 16, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Dog Houses for Pets of All Sizes

The best dog house not only shields your pooch from snow and driving rain, but it also offers him a secure space he can call his own. No matter the weather, all dogs should have a shelter...

JUNE 11, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Tips on How to (Safely) Arrange for Home Repairs During a Pandemic

The last thing any homeowner (or renter) wants is to come home to a kitchen floor flooded by a leaking dishwasher, or a house that's sweltering because the AC stopped working. While these...

JUNE 9, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Real Estate Costs That Are Always Negotiable

A house is a big-ticket item—indeed, buying or selling one may amount to the biggest transaction of your life. So you ought to be aware that with smart negotiation, you can reduce costs, ...

The Best Portable Air Conditioners for Your Home

Window AC units and full-blown central air conditioning systems aren’t a viable option in many homes and buildings. Fortunately, in these situations it's often possible to fall back on on...