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 22, 2022 | TUESDAY
How to Measure a Chainsaw Bar and Chain

An essential tool in the professional- and DIY-forestry worlds, the chainsaw is a powerhouse—when it's running well. However, over time, and with repeated use, a chainsaw chain can wear o...

MARCH 21, 2022 | MONDAY
Here’s What Rising Rent Prices Mean for the Housing Market

Alongside increasing home costs and higher mortgage rates, rent costs are also rising. This makes it more difficult for the average homebuyer or tenant to find a suitable home at a reason...

MARCH 15, 2022 | TUESDAY
How Will Rising Mortgage Rates and Inflation Affect Home Buyers This Year?

The hot housing market of the past couple of years saw home buyers in bidding wars and having to settle for less in a home than they originally wanted—all for the privilege of grabbing a ...

FEBRUARY 28, 2022 | MONDAY
How to Change a Circular Saw Blade

A staple in workshops and on construction sites, circular saws are one of the more popular portable power tools, prized for their ability to make quick, straight-line cuts. Different type...

FEBRUARY 28, 2022 | MONDAY
The Best Trenching Shovels of 2022

An all-purpose shovel will surely come in handy for all sorts of digging projects, but having the best trenching shovel is the ideal go-to when you need to dig deep, narrow holes and the ...

FEBRUARY 27, 2022 | SUNDAY
The Best Sprinkler Valves of 2022

Despite the variety of options available, sprinkler valves serve one very simple purpose: They regulate water flow. Some turn water on and off, while others restrict the amount of water t...

FEBRUARY 27, 2022 | SUNDAY
How to Tighten a Chainsaw Chain

Chainsaw chains are the part of the chainsaw blade that cuts through wood. Over time, the chain can stretch slightly during use, which reduces the saw's wood-cutting effectiveness, slows ...

FEBRUARY 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does Fireplace Installation Cost?

Typical Range: $870 to $3,792 National Average: $2,314When snowflakes are swirling and Old Man Winter is howling at the windows, nothing offers a cozy ambience quite like a fireplace. ...

FEBRUARY 25, 2022 | FRIDAY
How Much Does Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?

Typical Range: $898 to $2,847 National Average: $1,853Popcorn ceilings were all the rage in the 1970s and 1980s—everyone wanted them. Many contained sparkly bits that accentuated the b...

FEBRUARY 14, 2022 | MONDAY
14 Useful Home Products for People with Limited Mobility

The everyday chores and activities most people take for granted can seem impossible for others. Physical limitations, even mild ones, can affect the ability to eat, dress oneself, move ab...