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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MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
The Most Expensive Mistakes a Home Buyer Can Make

Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases most people make—the last thing you want to do is spend even more money than necessary. Find out the most expensive mistakes a home b...

MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Bought a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

With our busy lives today, it’s no wonder everyone’s looking for ways to speed up—or eliminate—daily chores. Topping the list of time-saving tools is the robotic vacuum, an appliance that...

MARCH 13, 2020 | FRIDAY
How To: Use a Nail Gun

Whether you’re looking to add shiplap, install trim, or tackle one of the hundreds of other carpentry projects, a nail gun (also called a “nailer”) will speed up the project and improve n...

MARCH 11, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The 12 Most Common Types of Mold in the Home

Mold is a vital part of the earth’s natural recycling process, and because it’s so prevalent in the environment, it’s impossible to keep all mold out of a home. Mold spores travel indoors...

MARCH 11, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
These 13 Pests Do the Most Damage to the Home

You're probably all too well acquainted with some of the pests that can damage a house, but you might be surprised to learn about others that can wreak havoc, causing considerable harm be...

MARCH 9, 2020 | MONDAY
What’s the Difference? Slab Foundation vs. Crawl Space

No matter what the architectural style, a house is only as good as its foundation, the lowest load-bearing aspect of the building that supports the floors, walls, basically everything tha...

MARCH 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Grills for Backyard Cookouts

When you think of backyard entertaining, you think of grilling hot dogs, corn cobs, and everything in between. Whether you’re planning to replace an old or to construct a full-blown outdo...

MARCH 3, 2020 | TUESDAY
10 Homeowner Antics That Annoy Contractors Most

Contractors get a bad rap—and sometimes deservedly so—but not all homeowners are a barrel of fun either. Construction and remodeling projects are more complex than they may seem from a ho...

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
13 Signs Your Home Is Losing Value

If you’re like many homeowners, your house is your single largest financial investment, so it’s only natural to protect that investment and hope it gains in value. According to Realtor.co...

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Multimeters for DIYers and Pros

From testing batteries to determining the amount of voltage in an electrical circuit, the multimeter is a standard diagnostic tool found in virtually every electrician's tool kit. But mul...