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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JANUARY 23, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Drill Bits for Every Project

When assembling a tool kit for home improvement, maintenance, and construction projects, one of the first items purchased is often a power drill, followed by an assortment of drill bits. ...

JANUARY 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
What No One Tells You About Buying an Older Home

If you dream of owning a home that looks like it was taken straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, you’re not alone. Older homes appeal to a wide range of buyers in search of the char...

JANUARY 20, 2020 | MONDAY
15 Items You Probably Didn’t Know Were Hazardous Waste

Many things we use every day in our homes, gardens, or workshops are so common that we may find it hard to believe they’re classified as hazardous waste and should as a result should be d...

JANUARY 17, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know About Window Flashing

During the construction, a builder will take many precautions to protect a house from water damage, and one of the most important is the installation of window flashing—thin material that...

JANUARY 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
These American Cities Have a Pest Problem

From roaches and rats to bedbugs and spiders, creepy-crawly pests—like their human counterparts—seem to enjoy living in large cities.

JANUARY 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Roof Rake for Snow Removal

When you awaken to a snow-covered vista, your first thought is likely to be about clearing your sidewalk and driveway, but don’t forget the snow on your home’s roof. Wet snow can weigh as...

JANUARY 15, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
5 Things to Know About Blown-in Insulation

Layering on sweaters is one way to stay warm in a poorly insulated house, but while you’re bundling up, your furnace is still working overtime to ward off the chill and your home’s water ...

JANUARY 9, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Standing Desks for the Office

Sitting at a desk all day has long been associated with “secretary’s spread”—the phenomenon of sedentary office workers gaining weight gradually over time. But doctors at the Mayo Clinic ...

JANUARY 9, 2020 | THURSDAY
10 Money Mistakes to Avoid When You Move

Moving to a new home can be exciting, but it can also be nerve-racking. You may have just a few short weeks (or days) to pack your belongings, hire a moving company, and take care of all ...

JANUARY 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Find a Plumbing Leak

Our homes rely on water—as long as its safely contained in a pipe, sink, tub, or appropriate appliance, like a dishwasher. But water can fast become the enemy if it goes where it shouldn’...