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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FEBRUARY 2, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Drill Bits for Every Project

When assembling a tool kit for home improvement, maintenance, and construction projects, one of the first items purchased is often a power drill, followed by an assortment of drill bits. ...

JANUARY 30, 2020 | THURSDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Axes

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a stand of oak, maple, or ash trees, you can harvest your own firewood, and a quality tool can make the difference between struggling to split log...

JANUARY 26, 2020 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: Kitchen Trash Cans

What sets apart the best kitchen trash cans? They hold garbage, of course, but they also do it in a sanitary, unobtrusive manner. If you have a too-small can that regularly overflows—or i...

JANUARY 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
What No One Tells You About Buying an Older Home

If you dream of owning a home that looks like it was taken straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, you’re not alone. Older homes appeal to a wide range of buyers in search of the char...

JANUARY 20, 2020 | MONDAY
15 Items You Probably Didn’t Know Were Hazardous Waste

Many things we use every day in our homes, gardens, or workshops are so common that we may find it hard to believe they’re classified as hazardous waste and should as a result should be d...

JANUARY 19, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Roof Rake for Snow Removal

When you wake up, look out your window, and see a snow-covered vista, your thoughts first turn to clearing the driveway and walkway. But don’t forget the snow on your home’s roof. Wet sno...

JANUARY 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About Window Flashing

During the construction, a builder will take many precautions to protect a house from water damage, and one of the most important is the installation of window flashing—thin material that...

JANUARY 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
These American Cities Have a Pest Problem

From roaches and rats to bedbugs and spiders, creepy-crawly pests—like their human counterparts—seem to enjoy living in large cities.

JANUARY 15, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
5 Things to Know About Blown-in Insulation

Layering on sweaters is one way to stay warm in a poorly insulated house, but while you’re bundling up, your furnace is still working overtime to ward off the chill and your home’s water ...

JANUARY 12, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Leaf Blowers for Every Size Yard

Few homeowners enjoy raking leaves off the lawn. This backbreaking chore makes you stiff and sore, then saddles you with bags full of leaves to haul away. Fortunately, you can make short ...