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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MAY 18, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Lawn Fungicides of 2022

Even the best-tended lawn can develop a fungal problem, which can show up as visible brown patches, rusty-looking or yellow spots, rings of dead grass, and slimy areas. Fungi and their sp...

MAY 2, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Spot Shoddy Renovations While House Hunting

House hunting is exciting, but trying to get the most house for the money can be a nerve-wracking process. Many sellers go to great lengths to make their homes appealing to buyers, includ...

MAY 2, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Fertilizers for Zoysia Grass of 2022

Native to Asia, zoysia is a warm-season turf grass that’s commonly grown in the southern part of the U. S. , where summer temps easily reach the century mark. It tolerates extreme heat, h...

APRIL 29, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does HVAC Service Cost?

Typical Range:$75 to $200 National Average: $100A home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the most important appliance for keeping the house comfortable year...

APRIL 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
7 Home Renovations That Will Definitely Raise Your Property Taxes

Counties calculate property taxes using two primary factors: a home's assessed value and the local millage, or "mill," rate. A county assessor usually determines a property's va...

APRIL 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Weed Killers for Gravel of 2022

The standard practice when installing gravel paths is to put a weed barrier between the rock fragments and the soil to help reduce the risk of weed seeds sprouting and taking hold. It's n...

APRIL 26, 2022 | TUESDAY
How Much Does an AC Compressor Cost to Replace?

Typical Range: $800 to $2,800 National Average: $1,200Few things are as frustrating as discovering your home’s air conditioning is acting up on a sweltering summer day. While there’s a...

APRIL 5, 2022 | TUESDAY
Are 3D-Printed Homes the Answer to the Housing Shortage?

House hunters have their work cut out for them. A limited number of available houses combined with soaring home values have thrown a wet blanket on the hopes of many would-be buyers. Ente...

MARCH 31, 2022 | THURSDAY
The Best Solar Companies of 2022

While solar panels are still on the pricey side, they're beginning to come down in cost, and their quality is increasing. Having a solar array installed is among the best ways for homeown...

MARCH 28, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Table Saws for Beginners of 2022

When shopping for table saws for beginners, the primary focus must be safety. In many cases, this means not settling for the cheapest model, which may not be as stable as a higher-priced ...