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How to Incorporate Farmhouse Decor with Contemporary Design

With the popularity of home decoration and renovation shows, contemporary farmhouse design has risen to fame in America. With its charming callbacks to the homes of early settlers, contemporary farmhouse decor brings charm and heart to any home.  It can be frustrating to decide which style of decor you want to adorn your house. If you go too trendy, your hard work becomes outdated quickly. But conversely, if you go too vintage, your home can look like a blast from[…]

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Top Farmhouse Front Door Styles

The farmhouse design style has gained traction in America in recent years for its cozy aesthetic and charming details. When you walk into farmhouse-style homes, you almost expect to see a pie cooling on the windowsill and be offered fresh lemonade. Simply put, farmhouse-style homes embody the rustic details of Americana design. Harkening back to the days of the early settlers in America, Farmhouse style homes strive to encompass that feeling of ease, safety, and comfort in their design.  […]

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Best Window Decor for Steel Windows

Steel windows have gained popularity for home and business owners for their style and durability. And while interior window design trends are constantly changing, steel doors and windows are here to stay. Investing in steel windows can increase energy efficiency and potentially add value to your home.  At Portella, we believe in marrying beauty and utility together to create beautiful steel doors and windows. Our steel windows are built to last with quality materials and add timeless style to your[…]

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Easy Ways to Maintain Steel Doors and Windows

There are so many advantages to luxury steel doors and windows, but at the top of the list is that they require little maintenance. However, minimal steel door and window maintenance is not the same as no maintenance.  To protect your investment and the design of your home, it’s essential to know just how much steel door maintenance is required. Additionally, you should take preventative measures against damage that could occur should you neglect your steel door maintenance routine.   […]

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Contemporary vs. Modern Design in Architecture

The architectural world can be simultaneously stunning and overwhelming. Seeing the rise and fall of so many different style aesthetics is almost like listening to a symphony. Everything changes, and yet somehow, it remains the same. It can sometimes be challenging to figure out what style is right for you. The first step is to figure out the architectural style of your home. Once you know the foundational style you’re working with, you can move forward with discovering what architectural[…]

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Outdated Bathroom Trends to Avoid When Remodeling

There have been significant shifts in bathroom design and decor in recent years. So you’ll want to avoid outdated bathroom trends the next time you consider doing a DIY bathroom remodel or professional bathroom renovation. Portella’s custom steel shower doors are the perfect solution when it’s time to remodel. But you may want to enhance […]

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Wine Room Design History and Ideas

Carbon dating determined the earliest known wine existed between 5400-5000 BC. Ever since, society has made technological and stylistic advances in wine storage and increased its interest in wine collecting. So it’s no surprise that wine-keeping methods in homes and wineries have varied wildly over the years.     As far back as the 1600s, […]

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How to Know When It’s Time to Repair Or Replace Your Windows

Staying up to date on the condition of your windows isn’t always top of mind. However, the number of repercussions of delaying window repair or replacement is problematic. Unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t aware of the signs that their windows require professional services. That’s why we at Portella are here to help.     What Are […]

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How Windows Contribute to Green Architecture

Climate change. Energy efficiency. Sustainability. Renewable resources. Solar power. Low-E glass. Thermal breaks. These days, there are a lot of terms to understand when it comes to creating and maintaining an environmentally friendly home. And green architecture is one of the most vital phrases. So, what is green architecture, and what role do windows play […]

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Are Thermally Broken Windows Worth It?

No home or business renovation is complete until you add new windows. However, many people don’t realize how crucial they are. While windows provide a relaxing view, their function is much more than just visual. They control how outdoor sound and temperature affect the building. And as everyone knows, fluctuations in temperature are often inconvenient, […]

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Portella Announces Partnership with Ballistic Glass and Armor Solutions

April 27, 2021– Portella Steel Doors and Windows has announced a partnership with Ballistic Glass and Armor Solutions to offer state-of-the-art forced entry and ballistic glass coatings. This gives more options to their customers to further customize their doors and windows based on their safety needs. This partnership is a reflection of Portella’s ongoing commitment […]

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Portella Pivot Hardware Partnership with FritsJurgens

April 27, 2021– Portella Steel Doors and Windows has announced a partnership with FritsJurgens to offer cutting-edge, self-closing pivot hinges, as an option for their customers to further customize their doors. Portella’s partnership with FritsJurgens reflects their continued commitment to design and quality when it comes to every component of their custom steel windows and […]

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What You Should Know About Custom Shower Doors

On the list of home improvements that provide the best return on investment, updating your home’s bathrooms is always at the top of the list. When you make the right investments in updating your bathrooms, you can get more than a one hundred percent return on your investment in increased value for your home. There […]

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How to Give Your Patio a New Look for Summer

Summer’s almost here, and most of us are excited about beautiful weather and spending more time outdoors. If your patio gets a lot of use in warmer months, revamping your patio can bring a new and vibrant feel to your outdoor space that you and your family can enjoy all summer long. Luckily, updating your […]

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