Glenda Taylor

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Glenda Taylor

Title: Staff Writer, BobVila.com

Glenda Taylor is a freelance writer for the residential remodeling, home building, and home improvement industries. She started writing for BobVila.com in 2016 and covers a range of topics, including construction methods, code compliance, tool use, and the latest news in the housing and real estate industries.  

Expertise and Experience

Glenda and her husband are residential contractors. She’s written for leading media outlets including the Houston Chronicle and SFGATE. She was the manager of the former eHow Now Live Handyman Channel (a division of eHow.com), and her work has appeared on This Old House and the National Association of Home Builders

In addition to her construction experience, Glenda is a master gardener, a former real estate professional, a universal design enthusiast, and an advocate for green building practices. She also serves on her county’s Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board.

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APRIL 29, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Remove Wallpaper

No homeowner wants to be confronted with ripped-up wall coverings as a day-in, day-out reminder of a job not yet finished. For this reason, wallpaper removal is a project that should be d...

APRIL 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
10 Reasons Every DIYer Needs a Putty Knife

Even with all the new hand and power tools on the market, nothing can replace the dependability of the simple putty knife for everyday DIY tasks. Until now, you had to choose between carb...

APRIL 20, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Pruning a Bush

Shrubs play a vital role in the landscape, serving as decorative borders, living fences, and foundation plantings that add distinction and personality to a property. But if your private h...

APRIL 5, 2016 | TUESDAY
How to Get Rid of Fire Ants: 5 Tried-and-True Methods

Millions of people and animals are swarmed and stung every year by fire ants. Their burning (hence the name) bites are especially bad in the southern states, and bites typically occur whe...

MARCH 25, 2016 | FRIDAY
Solved! What to Do When Your Pilot Light Goes Out

Q: I jumped in my shower this morning and, holy cow, was it cold! After a quick inspection, I discovered my water heater’s pilot light out. Should I try to relight it?A: That depends on w...

MARCH 11, 2016 | FRIDAY
15 Types of Glue and Adhesives Every Homeowner Should Know

There is a wide assortment of glues, cements, and epoxies at your local hardware store that are designed to work with specific materials in certain situations. It’s best to know which is ...

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

Once reserved for engineers and electronic technicians, multimeters—sometimes called “multitesters”—have come down in price and size, making them indispensable for homeowners who have bas...

FEBRUARY 20, 2015 | FRIDAY
5 Cheap and Easy DIY Fire Starters You Can Make in Minutes

If you love your fireplace and spending time in front of a cheery, crackling flame, you’re no doubt familiar with fire starters like Duraflame and fatwood. These treated wood pieces facil...

AUGUST 4, 2014 | MONDAY
How To: Paint a Deck (From Preparation to Restoration)

Q. First-time deck painter here. I have prepared my deck as well as possible, scraping away old paint and sanding the wood. I am just wondering what is the best and most efficient way to ...

MARCH 11, 2014 | TUESDAY
How to Clean a Shower Head

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...