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 22, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Laundry Hampers for Dirty Clothes

Few people look forward to laundry day. But with the right tools and tricks of the trade, you can save time and spare yourself some effort. Laundry hampers have been around for ages, but ...

FEBRUARY 21, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Winter Hats for Men and Women When Working Outside

For those who work outdoors—or even those who jog or walk dogs—staying warm and comfortable during the winter means having a well-made hat that’ll ward off the chill. Winter hats come in ...

FEBRUARY 21, 2021 | SUNDAY
The Best Creosote Remover to Keep Your Chimney Clean

Creosote is a by-product of burning wood, coal, pellets, or oil, which create gases as they burn. These gases rise through the chimney, coating the inside of the chimney liner as they do....

FEBRUARY 19, 2021 | FRIDAY
The Best Home Thermostats of 2022

Thermostats have come a long way from those early models with manual temperature dials that may or may not accurately reflect the room's actual temperature. Today's thermostats are highly...

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Hand Warmers to Keep Warm in the Workshop and Beyond

Bitter temps lead to cold hands and numb, painful fingers, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The best hand warmers keep hands toasty and comfortable, even in frigid temps. The best hand...

FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best WiFi Speakers to Complete Your Media Room Setup

WiFi technology uses radio frequencies to send signals from one device to another. Unlike a walkie talkie or cellphone, however, these radio frequencies are measured in gigahertz (GHz). T...

FEBRUARY 15, 2021 | MONDAY
The Best Floor Standing Speakers for Your Media Room

Whether you’re looking to add a speaker or two to a family room for improved sound or you’re planning a media room or a home theater, floor standing speakers likely top your wish list. In...

FEBRUARY 10, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Would You Buy a 3D-Printed House? Take a Peek Inside the First of Its Kind to Hit the Real Estate Market

Three-dimensional printing isn't just for little things—SQ4D, pronounced "S-squared," a New York construction company, uses patent-pending 3D technology, known as Autonomous Rob...

FEBRUARY 6, 2021 | SATURDAY
The Best Dual-Monitor Stands of 2022

Computer monitors have come a long way toward being more space saving and less cumbersome. Unlike early monitors that weighed dozens of pounds and took up nearly an entire desk, today’s f...

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Roof Rakes of 2022

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...