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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OCTOBER 17, 2016 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do About Cloudy Water

Q. When I fill a glass of water from my faucet, it looks cloudy. What's with all the the murkiness?  More importantly, is it safe to drink?A. Your tap water is probably fine to drink, esp...

OCTOBER 14, 2016 | FRIDAY
3 Fixes for a Stuck Key

It’s been one of those days. You caught every red light on your way home from work, your laundry wasn’t ready at the dry cleaners, and now—when you finally get home and are dying to sink ...

OCTOBER 3, 2016 | MONDAY
Beyond Security: 3 More Reasons to Install a New Floodlight

Where I live out in the country, the nights can be very dark—no city lights down the street, and nothing more than the stars (as long as it isn't cloudy) to cast a dim light. But early su...

OCTOBER 1, 2016 | SATURDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Clearing a Clogged Sink

Most homeowners never think about maintaining their sinks—at least, not until it starts to drain agonizingly slow and the basin fills with dirty standing water. Unfortunately, kitchen and...

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | FRIDAY
So, You Want to... Insulate a Garage Door

As the weather cools, it’s the perfect time to gird your garage against the colder temperatures on the way, especially if you’ve got your home workshop in there. Metal garage doors block ...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Ramp

Opening your heart and home to a mobility-challenged loved one is a beautiful thing. And one way to make it easier on everyone is with a wheelchair ramp that leads straight to your door. ...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About Soil Types

Every gardener wants to grow the best-tasting tomatoes, the brightest zinnias, and the healthiest shrubs, but no one type of soil will guarantee success for each of those types of plants....

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 | FRIDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Sharpening a Chainsaw

Whether you’re a timber worker or you’re just interested in cutting your own firewood, it’s vital to maintain a professional attitude towards the use and maintenance of your chainsaw. As ...

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 | THURSDAY
So, You Want to... Install a Range Hood

Whether integrated underneath the cabinets or suspended as a focal point over a kitchen island, the range hood is the unsung hero in the kitchen, rarely appreciated for the crucial role i...

AUGUST 24, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Floating Deck

Summer isn’t summer unless you’re soaking up the sun, grilling, and chilling in your own backyard. Yet a traditional deck isn’t always feasible or permitted by local authorities, so for m...