Glenda Taylor


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 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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15 Places Water Damage May Be Hiding in Your Home

Building materials and water don’t mix. Insulation, wood studs, plywood sheathing, and subflooring can all degrade, rot, or develop mold when they’re repeatedly saturated with water. Maki...

The Bug Behind Your Patchy, Brown Grass

Q: Until this year, my tall fescue lawn has always been plush and green, but a few weeks ago, some yellow spots developed next to my driveway. Within a few days, the grass in those spots ...

Repairing a Driveway? The Right Solution for Every Surface

Your driveway is the first thing passersby and visitors see, and it’s a vital element in your home’s curb appeal. If your driveway is pitted, stained, cracked, or otherwise deteriorating,...

JULY 29, 2019 | MONDAY
Buyer's Guide: Stud Finders

If you’ve ever had to install shelving or hang a mirror on the wall, you've more than likely looked for wall studs before. Reason being, attaching anything heavy to drywall itself could e...

15 Problems Hard Water Can Cause

Some homes have hard water—water that contains a high level of calcium, magnesium, lime, or other minerals. Hard water doesn't pose any health risks, but it can cause a number of plumbing...

JULY 22, 2019 | MONDAY
What’s Causing that Burning Smell Coming from the Dryer? Solved!

Q: The last time I used my dryer I detected a distinct burning odor. I didn’t see any smoke but definitely smelled something burning. Now I’m afraid to use it, worried it might start a fi...

JULY 19, 2019 | FRIDAY
Can a Whole-House Fan Keep Your Whole Family Cool?

 Summer tests your ability to keep your cool—both literally as you cope with the heat and figuratively as you fume over the spike in your energy bills. With energy costs rising, running a...

JULY 18, 2019 | THURSDAY
9 Things Not to Say in Your Real Estate Listing

If you're putting your house on the market, you're probably anxious to sell it quickly and move on—but you also want to get the best possible price. Today’s real estate listing venues, ma...

JULY 18, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Grills for Backyard Cookouts

When you think backyard entertaining and dining al fresco, a grill is almost always in the picture, charring hot dogs to corn cobs and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to upd...

The Speediest Way to Cut Your Summer Energy Bills

When you're trying to maintain a comfortably cool indoor temperature in the summer, your energy bills tend to rise with the mercury. Indeed, a small seasonal spike is inevitable when you'...