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The Trend to BRONZE for Thermally-Broken Windows

You may have recently noticed the slow change in the hue of metal doors, windows, and equipment in hospitals and medical facilities across the world. The ever-increasing list of metal options is giving way to a variety of unique architectural finishes. The hard glare of stainless steel is slowly being replaced by warm and comforting […]

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Incorporating Steel Windows into Your Space

Steel-frame windows are becoming a favorite design trend of many architects and homeowners. The custom configuration adds an industrial element and luxurious feel to an otherwise traditional home. The thin steel framing of glass brings natural illumination into your home and can work as a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. With numerous […]

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Kitchen Trends for 2018

2018 has arrived in full force with new design trends on the horizon. Portella Steel Doors and Windows has predicted the top eight kitchen trends for updating your designs. Top kitchen design trends in 2018: Pops of Color Although white is a classic, go-to color for kitchen design, homeowners are beginning to expand their color […]

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How Smart Glass is Looking to Replace Curtains

To be seen, or not to be seen, the choice is yours…at the flick of a switch. Are curtains drawing to a close? Glass that switches from transparent to opaque may soon replace the need for blinds. Curtains have been used for hundreds of years – but new technology means their reign could be drawing […]

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Pleotint Announces Partnership with Portella

JENISON, Mich., December 5, 2017 – Pleotint, LLC, has announced a distribution partnership with Portella Steel Doors and Windows, which enables the Austin, TX–based company to offer Suntuitive® glass with its steel doors and windows. Portella puts a significant focus on energy efficiency and offering products with Suntuitive Dynamic Glass will continue their efforts. “Our […]

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Designer’s Restoration and Addition on Her Childhood Home

Perched on Bainbridge Island overlooking Seattle, designer Taylor Ogle takes on her most challenging project. Her number one task was getting the entire family comfortable with her design plan. Her mother prefers a clean contemporary aesthetic, while her stepdad is quite traditional. Piecing together two different styles in this Norman–style house, meant pleasing both parents. […]

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How to Get Streak-Free Glass

Consumers buy glass to enhance the beauty of their homes, but what happens when glass is exposed to hard water, soap scum and environmental elements? Getting a streak-free glass is next to impossible. Once stains are on the glass, they are almost impossible to remove, unless the surface is protected with a low-maintenance coating. Although […]

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Portella Announces The Contemporary 3-D Metal Door

  Portella Steel Doors and Windows helped Saunders Construction, Inc. create an enticing entrance with a contemporary metal 3-D door in Denver, Colorado. Each section of this a-symmetrical pyramid design was meticulously hand formed. The precision and invisible welds offer the illusion that this steel door was made from one slate of steel. The Maven […]

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See Portella’s Work at AIA Houston Home Tour October 21-22, 2017

Portella Steel Doors and Windows is thrilled to announce one of our partner architect’s participation in the AIA Houston Home Tours. The local Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects Home Tour is a showcase of Houston’s top architectural talent. Designs range in style with no regard to size or price, but rather place […]

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