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Advantages of Steel Doors & Windows

Steel doors and windows are a creative solution for obtaining a beautiful, custom look with lifetime durability to make your home or office an even better investment. There are many advantages to adding Portella’s high-quality steel doors and windows to your building envelope, including: Durability: Strength is one of the key features of a steel door, and […]

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Preparing for Commercial Real Estate

October is National Financial Planning Month, and it’s also the beginning season of the most popular time to invest in real estate. If you’re considering making that office move or you are in the market for your first commercial property, these initial steps will help narrow down the process. Ask Questions Up Front There are […]

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Feeling Comfortable In Cooler Weather

As summer comes to an end and fall and winter make their debut, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder months. According to The National Weather Channel, this winter is predicted to be one of the coldest and snowiest winters to date. There are many “to-do’s” to check off your […]

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AIA Austin Homes Tour 2018

Portella Steel Doors and Windows is ecstatic to announce that our TarryTown Project has been selected in the 32nd annual AIA Austin Homes Tour alongside thirteen other beautifully designed homes. A modern interpretation of traditional forms with a clean and simple architectural palette of painted siding, the TarryTown home includes standing seam metal roofs and […]

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Window Possibilities to Intercept Heat

Summer temperatures have reached an all-time high, and we’re now approaching one of the hottest months of the year. Whether you are in the beginning stages of designing your home or looking into a window replacement, there are a few thoughts to consider when choosing the right windows for your space during the summer months. […]

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AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

Portella Steel Doors and Windows touched down in New York City this past June for the AIA Conference on Architecture. A’18 was one of the most anticipated conferences of the year for architects, with experts and icons coming together from all over the world to discuss what’s new and trending in design and architecture. The […]

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Shower and Sauna Design Trends of 2018

Bathrooms are often overlooked in the design planning, as they’re typically not the first place in a home to try something trendy. With these new design trends for showers and saunas emerging to the scene, your bathroom can experience a fresh, timeless makeover. Seamless Shower Seamless Showers are taking over, especially in smaller bathroom spaces. […]

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Health Benefits of Natural Light in Your Home

There is an abundant amount of research out there that discusses how natural elements, especially natural light, can positively impact your health. According to a study done by NC State University, natural light can be attributed to five key health benefits – most of you have probably not even considered. Get a Vitamin D Boost […]

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The Trend to Large Format Doors Means Complex Installations

According to the Window & Door 2018 Industry Pulse survey, the latest trends show that more clients are requesting large format, custom doors. With larger, custom projects comes more complex installations. It’s key that manufacturers and dealers maintain successful relationships to provide a smoother experience for everyone involved in the project – especially the end […]

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