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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NOVEMBER 29, 2016 | TUESDAY
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NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | FRIDAY
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NOVEMBER 11, 2016 | FRIDAY
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The desire for renewable energy has never been higher, which has made solar power more popular than ever. Yet, while traditional solar panels excel in the Sunbelt, they are less effective...

NOVEMBER 10, 2016 | THURSDAY
Step Inside 12 Hotels That Take You Back in Time

Across the world, countless historic structures have been converted into hotels whose old-world architecture and antique decor transport guests back to another era. Join us on a virtual v...

NOVEMBER 8, 2016 | TUESDAY
Are Gutters Actually Necessary?

This post has been brought to you by LeafGuard. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Those new to homeownership and home maintenance may question whether gutters are an absol...

OCTOBER 27, 2016 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Roof Inspections

Your home’s roof is its first line of defense against storms and extreme weather, be it a foot or more of snow dropping from the sky overnight or high winds that tear through the town. Wh...

OCTOBER 26, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
6 Ways to Make Your Home (Almost) Maintenance-Free

We used to frequent brick-and-mortar shops and keep hard copies of every document; today, we buy our groceries online, stream our favorite videos, and store everything from personal photo...

OCTOBER 26, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
All You Need to Know About Plywood Floors

Once reserved for subfloors and sheathing, construction-grade plywood is now making a splash as affordable residential finish flooring. There are two basic ways to go: Remove the existing...

OCTOBER 25, 2016 | TUESDAY
12 Things Never to Put in Your Dishwasher

The dishwasher is truly a miracle worker in the kitchen. Instead of having to wash plates, pots, and cutlery by hand, homeowners can give them a thorough cleaning in their trusty machine,...

OCTOBER 18, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Forget About Your Gutters for Good

As the days grow shorter and the heat of summer eases into autumn, it’s tempting to just kick back, relax, and enjoy this season of invigorating weather, game-day tailgating, and must-see...