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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JULY 30, 2016 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About Fence Materials

From the zigzag post-and-rail of the Colonial era to the elaborate molded vinyl styles of today, fences have always been a preferred means of ensuring privacy and deterring unwanted visit...

JULY 27, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things Your Plumber Wishes You Knew

Why does it seem like the times you really need a plumber are late at night, early in the morning, or on weekends, when fees can cost twice as much as normal. Chances are your plumber doe...

JULY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Attic Ventilation

At first glance, it can seem counter-intuitive: You insulate your home to reduce temperature fluctuations and save on utility bills, but then you allow fresh air to flow through the attic...

JULY 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Remove a Bathtub

Maybe you dream of upgrading to a modern jetted model, or simply want to switch to a stall shower to gain square footage—whatever your reason, that old bathtub has got to go. While a cast...

JULY 16, 2016 | SATURDAY
How To: Make Your Own Ant Trap

If you see an ant or two, chances are you’ll see more—many more—especially if there's something tasty lying around nearby. While more than 12,000 species of ants exist, only a few types a...

JULY 7, 2016 | THURSDAY
How To: DIY and Apply Your Own Deck Cleaner

Your deck gets a lot of traffic. Muddy shoes, spilled food, and wet dogs can leave it dirty, stained, and smelly. Even a deck that’s not a party platform is up against the elements—pollen...

JUNE 17, 2016 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Pressure-Washing

It’s tough to get excited about outdoor cleaning projects when you’d rather be at the lake or on the golf course. Fortunately, the right time-saving tools can help you squeeze both your a...

JUNE 3, 2016 | FRIDAY
The Secret to Sanding Almost Anything—Without All the Dust

If you’ve ever finished drywall, you know that the sanding process releases lots of dust. Only moments after starting, your entire work space fills with a cloud so thick that you can bare...

MAY 26, 2016 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Carport

Need a place to park that fancy new speedboat? A carport may be just the ticket! While it’s not quite a garage, a carport does a decent job of protecting cars, recreational vehicles, or a...

MAY 20, 2016 | FRIDAY
So, You Want to... Waterproof Your Basement

Unless your plan is to install a swimming pool in your basement, you probably cringe at the idea of water trickling in beneath your house. While the best time to waterproof is during new ...