Glenda Taylor

Glenda Taylor

Glenda Taylor is a residential contractor and construction writer living her dream on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their seven beloved Saint Bernards. In her spare time, Taylor dabbles in organic gardening, green and universal design, and she is constantly searching for new ways to conserve natural resources.

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Cost to Clean Ducts in House

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Mar 27, 2014

Do you start coughing or develop a scratchy throat every fall when you turn on your furnace for the first time? What feels like a mild cold virus could be your body reacting to airborne...

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Pergo Versus Laminate Flooring

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Mar 20, 2014

If you haven’t walked through a flooring center in a few years, put it on your short list of things to do. While you’ll still find hardwood, carpet and tile products,...

Should I Repair or Replace My Vinyl Fence?

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Mar 13, 2014

Every time I drive through north Texas ranch country, I’m amazed by the endless rows of pristine white vinyl fences that outline the region’s prime horse-ranching real...

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Do I Need a Building Permit for a Fence?

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Mar 07, 2014

While fences are comparatively simple landscaping projects, in many communities, you’ll need to pull a permit before you can build one. That means designing the fence to comply...

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Convert Garage Door to High Lift

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Feb 10, 2014

It’s the ultimate in floor space conservation. If your garage ceiling has enough clearance, you just might be able to park two cars in the same stall. Not two Range Rovers or...


Pass Door in a Garage Door

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Feb 10, 2014

Pass Door in a Garage Door Ask any real estate agent how important a garage is in the sale of a home and they’ll tell you it ranks right up there with bedrooms, bathrooms...

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Deck Building Permits

Posted by Glenda Taylor | Feb 10, 2014

The great thing about building a deck is that you can create an inviting outdoor spot in a relatively short time. Before you can break ground, however, you might have to pull a...