Posts About Updates

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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How to Figure Out the Architecture Style of a Home

At its core, architecture is the design and construction of all homes, buildings, and structures. Within general architecture, there are hundreds (or possibly thousands) of types and subtypes of architectural styles that vary greatly based on many factors, including the geographic location, era of construction, available materials, technology, and design taste of the time. If […]

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How to Update the Exterior of a Ranch-Style Home

Ranch-style homes exploded in popularity in the 1940s and stayed popular through the 1970s in the United States. In fact, during the 1970s, over 60 percent of new homes built in the United States were ranch-style homes.  Eventually, the popularity of ranch-style homes was overtaken by the larger custom homes of the 1980s, but many […]

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