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 13, 2017 | THURSDAY
15 Things to Know Before Laying Landscape Fabric in Your Yard

For those who lead active lives, spending a few weekend hours pulling or digging weeds out of a garden, flower bed, or raised bed can quickly become tedious. There are a number of weed-co...

JULY 11, 2017 | TUESDAY
7 Unusual Household Uses for a Utility Knife

If you’re like most people, you probably have a handful of utility knives stashed around the house somewhere</em>—in junk drawers, garage cabinets, or tool boxes. These handy hand tools a...

JULY 10, 2017 | MONDAY
11 Ways You May Be Inviting Burglars Into Your Home

Despite taking every precaution, some homeowners unwittingly attract burglars to their property. According to the FBI, the average financial loss from a burglary is more than $2,000—but l...

JULY 10, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When Your Lawn Mower Starts Smoking

Q: Recently, my mower started billowing smoke when I powered it up, so I shut it off immediately. Why is my lawn mower smoking? And is it a fire hazard? I want to know how to proceed so I...

JULY 10, 2017 | MONDAY
Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements

If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay! The dog days of summer are heading our way, and before you know it the cold weather will be...

JULY 6, 2017 | THURSDAY
Need a New AC? 5 Top Factors for Sizing Up Your Needs

Do you find yourself raising your eyebrows at higher-than-normal energy bills? If your old air-conditioning system seems to be costing more to operate than it did summers past, yet your h...

JUNE 28, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Mixing Concrete

Concrete holds a place of honor in both the professional construction and do-it-yourself worlds. When mixed correctly, this simple combination of aggregate, cement, and water becomes stro...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Use a Table Saw

Anyone serious about woodworking or DIY eventually wants to add a table saw to their power tool arsenal. Named for the table that supports the material being cut, the table saw is an exce...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
5 Simple Fixes for Worn Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials around, but faulty installation, everyday wear and tear, exposure to chemicals, and even the hazards of extreme temperatures can...

JUNE 8, 2017 | THURSDAY
How to Mud Drywall

&quot;Mudding,&quot; the process of applying multiple thin coats of drywall compound to the joints and screw indentations in newly hung drywall, sounds messy, and it is. When done correct...