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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MARCH 11, 2016 | FRIDAY
The Right Glue for Every Repair Job

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FEBRUARY 23, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Use a Multimeter

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If you’re looking forward to a hot shower with an invigorating blast of water spray, you’ll understandably be disappointed if water trickles out or spurts sideways from your high-pressure...

FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Make Concrete Countertops for Your Kitchen

The brute strength of concrete has made it the go-to building material for a variety of such outdoor installations as driveways, walkways, and patios. But there are some who love concrete...

OCTOBER 22, 2013 | TUESDAY
How to Clean Gutters: 5 Effective Ways to Get the Job Done

Of all the necessary evils that make up a diligent fall maintenance routine, cleaning the gutters may be the most dreaded of all. Tedious though this task is, homeowners are wise not to n...

OCTOBER 22, 2013 | TUESDAY
How to Wire a Light Switch: Easy Steps for Single-Pole and 3-Way Switches

Although it's easy to wire a light switch, you need a basic understanding of how electricity works in the home in order to do the job safely. If you've never before worked with wiring, co...

MAY 24, 2013 | FRIDAY
Fiber Cement Siding 101: What to Know About Cost, Maintenance, and More

While it’s been around for years, there are several reasons that fiber cement siding is becoming more and more popular with homeowners: Some appreciate the sustainable aspects of its prod...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 | TUESDAY
How to Dry Hydrangeas for Stunning Tabletop Displays

The end of the summer is just days away but instead of celebrating the season, the last bright blooms are starting to look like a symbol of summer's end. If dried now though, hydrangeas—o...