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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DECEMBER 27, 2022 | TUESDAY
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DECEMBER 21, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
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DECEMBER 17, 2022 | SATURDAY
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DECEMBER 7, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
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DECEMBER 7, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
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OCTOBER 31, 2022 | MONDAY
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OCTOBER 21, 2022 | FRIDAY
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OCTOBER 14, 2022 | FRIDAY
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 | FRIDAY
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Florida is one of the sunniest states in the U. S. , so upgrading to solar home energy makes sense. Doing so lets homeowners take advantage of a free and plentiful energy source that will...

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 | FRIDAY
The Best Birdseed of 2022

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