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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JANUARY 2, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 (Major) Costs Every Homeowner Needs to Be Prepared For

Owning a home is usually a good investment, but buying one can be a huge financial risk if you're not prepared for the costs that come with ownership—costs that range far beyond the mortg...

DECEMBER 31, 2019 | TUESDAY
Realtors Expect These Neighborhoods to Sell Big in 2020

Housing markets vary from community to community and from year to year. While some areas of the country are expected to see a slight decline in home sales in 2020, others are looking forw...

DECEMBER 30, 2019 | MONDAY
4 Important Tools for Detecting a Gas Leak

Stop for a moment and consider the number of appliances in the home that run on gas.  These days, many stoves, furnaces, and water heaters operate smoothly and safely on propane or natura...

DECEMBER 22, 2019 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Ice Scrapers

Removing frost and ice from your windshield is a straightforward task—just grab an ice scraper and get to work. But not all scrapers offer the same results. Some leave streaks and others ...

DECEMBER 20, 2019 | FRIDAY
Solved! What to Do About Water Hammer

Q: When the water reaches the fill level in my washing machine and the agitation cycle starts, I always hear a loud series of bangs in the pipes behind the wall. What’s causing this? Will...

DECEMBER 18, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
5 Things to Know About Low-Flow Faucets and Fixtures

If you’ve checked out the faucet and fixture aisle at your home improvement center recently, you’ve undoubtedly seen numerous showerheads, toilets, and sink faucets labeled as low flow, w...

DECEMBER 17, 2019 | TUESDAY
20 Easy Ways You Can Be a Better Homeowner in 2020

If you’re like many homeowners, your house is your largest financial investment, so it makes good sense to do everything you can to protect its value. With the right care and maintenance,...

DECEMBER 15, 2019 | SUNDAY
Buyer's Guide: The Best Air Purifiers

Nobody wants to breathe in dust, dander, pollen, and mold. Unfortunately, though, the air in our homes is loaded with these pollutants, thanks to poor ventilation and the use of household...

DECEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
5 Reasons It's Time to Address Your Old Windows

Do you live in an older house with inefficient—but charming—wood windows? With this new kit, you can have your windows modernized without having to lose an ounce of their vintage appeal. ...

DECEMBER 12, 2019 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Shoe Molding

Paired with baseboard and stained or painted to match your trim, shoe molding (also known as “base shoe”) is a small, thin strip of molding that gives your room a finished look. Shoe mold...