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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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Visit Portella at the National AIA Conference, June 21-23 in NYC

Portella is very excited to be a part of A’18 – the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 where experts and icons in the field come together to discuss what’s new and trending in the world of design and architecture. With a phenomenal speaker line up this year – including Sir David Adjaye and Sheela Søgaard, […]

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The Beauty and Benefits of Steel Doors

A front entry door can be a featureless portal that is quickly unnoticed after stepping into a house, or it can be the beginning of a homeowner’s aesthetic, setting the design standards and artistic direction of what’s inside the home. Our homes allow us to create intimate designs that influence the flow of light, color, […]

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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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