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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NOVEMBER 24, 2019 | SUNDAY
The Best Wood Stain, According to Handy Homeowners and DIYers

Wood stain is a paint-like product comprised of colorant dissolved or suspended in a solvent or other medium. It’s used to enrich the look of wood, bringing out the natural grain and addi...

NOVEMBER 22, 2019 | FRIDAY
10 Best Tips for Anyone Who Wants to Spend Less Time Cleaning

Yes, it's absolutely possible to control your mess without letting it control your life. Find out how you can streamline your chores and create more time for yourself. This content i...

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 | THURSDAY
No Ultimate Workshop Is Complete Without These Tools and Accessories

Grow your workshop (and your skill set) with these 15 handy power tools, accessories, and more. This content is paid advertising created in partnership with Tractor Supply. Its facts...

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 | TUESDAY
11 Tips for Getting a Loan for Your Next House

Moving up in the world—or downsizing—often involves buying a bigger—or smaller—house. In such situations, it may have been a while since you were last in the market, so it's a good idea t...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
9 Reasons Every Household Should Have a Portable Generator

Power outages are often the result of harsh weather, such as high winds, lightning strikes, or ice buildup that causes overhead power lines to break. Though utility crews work around the ...

NOVEMBER 14, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Electric Fireplaces for an Instantly Cozy Room

If you long for the glowing warmth of a crackling fire but installing a gas or wood-burning fireplace would be impractical in your home, consider an electric alternative. Unlike gas and w...

NOVEMBER 11, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How Often to Change a Furnace Filter

Q: I turned on my furnace for the first time this year, and it made the whole house smell musty. I checked the filter and found it caked with dust, so I replaced it with a new filter, and...

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Heaters for Your Garage

Not everyone chooses to spend time in the garage. For DIYers and hobbyists, however, the garage often the serves the role of being project central: the place where you store tools and get...

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Fix a Leaking Water Heater and Prevent Future Woes

Q: Help! My hot water heater is leaking.  After mopping up, I see more water starting to puddle but I can’t tell where it’s coming from.  Do I need to call a plumber, or is it possible fo...

OCTOBER 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Gutter Guards for Your Home

Cleaning your home’s gutters is a messy chore, but it’s vital to keep your home's stormwater drainage system free of clogs. Formed from decomposing leaves, twigs, and other debris, clogs ...