Lauréat Bronze | Grand Prix du Design

The Portatec team is very proud to be among the «bronze» winners of the Grand Prize in Design, in the category «Special awards/ Wood material enhancement in industrial & product design».

Our interior door collections «Revolution» and «Passion» delighted the members of the jury during the 14th edition of the prestigious competition.

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Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Door and window fabricant specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984, Portatec is innovating this year with the release of their all-new exclusive interior door Collections.

Their interior doors, like their exterior doors, distinguish themselves not only by their significantly superior quality, but also their unique and modern contemporary designs.

Portatec Interior Doors’ Numerous Advantages:

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“Turnkey” Interior Doors

Portatec interior doors are purposefully designed as “turnkey” products.
This means that these products are entirely factory fabricated, painted/stained, and pre-machined. Upon delivery, these products are entirely finished and ready for installation.

No more purchasing half-completed generic products requiring tools, time, and expertise to actually finish them properly.

An installation guide and kit are always provided with the purchase of every interior door product. Portatec truly thinks of everything for you!

Personalized Interior Doors
RE-4-I | Ambiance | Minerai de fer | Ébène | Vernis clair

Portatec deliberately chose to create strong design interior doors that add value to the home’s sought-after sensory experience.

Their 6 interior door Collections were effectively created to meet the market’s high-end needs for unique contemporary and modern top-quality products.

Note that every door is individually designed according to your selections: your door truly becomes an integral architectural element of your décor. Similarly to other decorative elements of your home, your doors can finally become a true reflection of your style.

Choosing from one of the numerous customizable models offered, personalize your doors by selecting the colour(s), type of door, or featured decorative elements.

In short: your doors, your choice.

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Soundproof Interior Doors

For greater privacy and soundproofing, all Portatec interior door models can be assembled using a solid-core door (soundproof). Soundproof doors are also greatly appreciated for their superior durability and sturdiness.

Note that some of the models are only offered as solid-core doors (soundproof) due to their structural strength requirements.

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Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

Online Purchase

Attentive to their clients’ needs, Portatec understands that the interior design market is evolving. This is why Portatec now offers the opportunity of creating and buying unique high-quality interior doors entirely online, from the comfort of your home. Just a few clicks, et voilà! Welcome to the 2.0 design era.

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Home Delivery Available

Once your order is completed, you may pick it up at the factory (for free) or choose to have it home delivered (with additional shipping fees).

If you have selected a handle, Portatec provides its free installation for all factory pick-up orders. However, note that, for home delivery orders, the handle is shipped non-installed, in a box separately.

6 All-New Portatec Interior Door Collections

The design team at Portatec has created 6 new exclusive premium interior door Collections which shall meet the highest requirements of professional interior designers.

For the satin finish paint, a choice of 20 standard colours is available. However, you could also opt for a personalized colour.

For the wood veneer inserts or flush veneer clad doors, 6 wood veneer species are available: birch, oak, and maple (14 stain colours or clear varnish), or walnut, bamboo, and ebony (clear varnish only).

Zen Collection

Clean minimalist door models, with sleek horizontal and/or vertical embossed grooves. Choice of 20 standard colours or personalized colour option. Hollow-core or solid-core doors.

Discover the Zen collection

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Nobella Collection

Highly elegant, more classic door models, featuring flat or traditional Georgian mouldings (3 or 4 panels). Choice of 20 standard colours or personalized colour option. Hollow-core or solid-core doors.

Discover the Nobella Collection

Modernox Collection

Ultra-modern and refined, these door models feature applied stainless steel strips for a slightly industrial, chic look. Choice of 20 standard colours or personalized colour option. Hollow-core or solid-core doors.

Discover the Modernox Collection

Bright Red
Cloud White | Oak - Chestnut Brown
Revolution Collection

The epitome of contemporary modern design! These unique state-of-the-art urban design door models combine wood veneer inserts and applied stainless steel strips. A true revolution in the Québec world of interior doors!

Choice of 20 standard colours or personalized colour option. For the wood veneer inserts, 6 species are available: birch, oak, maple, walnut, bamboo, or ebony. Solid-core doors only.

Discover the Revolution Collection

Passion Collection

State-of-the-art contemporary door models with an organic clean look entirely cladded with natural wood veneers, with or without applied stainless steel strips.

Six (6) wood veneer species available: birch, oak, maple, walnut, bamboo, or ebony. Solid-core doors only.

Discover the Passion Collection

Gobi Dunes
Mimosa Bouquet
Pure Collection

With their clean minimalist look, these ultra-sleek flush door models are a testimony to simple high quality interior doors. Choice of 20 standard colours or personalized colour option. Hollow-core or solid-core doors.

Discover Pure Collection

For more details on Portatec’s all-new interior door Collections or to purchase products online, visit

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

The installation of doors and windows can represent a step just as crucial as – if not more than – their purchase. If improperly installed, even a high-end premium door will unfortunately not perform as expected. And frustrating, indeed, it can be to have a brand spanking new door functioning poorly!

Accordingly, in your next renovation project, how will you ensure your door and window products are correctly installed?

To help guide you, Portatec offers these 10 door and window installation tips.

10. Complete Visual Inspection

Once your door installation – or window installation – completed, take the necessary time with the installer to perform a thorough visual inspection to check the quality of the work done and also to discuss care products specifically recommended for your fenestration product. Pay attention to details and don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as needed.

9. Complete Interior Finish

As part of the buying process with your door and window provider, make sure their installation also comprises the interior finish, door trims included. Nothing is more irritating than a magnificent new door, or window, lacking interior finishing trims. Avoid potential pitfalls and incomplete jobs by doing business with a specialized door and window manufacturer and their team of professional installers.

8. Top Quality Sealant

Faulty installations may occur from the use of cheap low-end installation products, as can be the case with sealants. It is truly essential to use top quality sealants in order to have top quality caulking joints. These sealing joints play a major role in making your door or window system airtight and waterproof, which is why they definitely cannot be neglected.

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7. No Air Infiltration

A quick way of detecting an air leak problem is to pass a lighter or match around your door and window frames. If there is an infiltration of air, the flame will start to move or even get blown out.

6. Quiet and Effortless Operating

All new doors and windows should operate normally, i.e. you should be able to open and close them (and lock them, if applicable) effortlessly and without any unexpected sounds.

Once again: the final performance of any fenestration product, regardless of the quality of its materials and assembling, greatly depends on the quality of its installation. Even a signature luxury entry door, if improperly installed, will not operate easily and quietly.

So do not skip this step in your installation verification checklist: make sure to open and close your door or window several times before your installer takes their leave to ensure your standards are met.

5. Level and Square

Always verify the horizontal alignment of your fenestration product using a level. For an entry door, the height difference between both sill ends should be no more than 2 mm (1/16 in.).

Doors and windows must also be installed square (height and width). A space of 1/8 in. must be left around a door slab or window frame to ensure proper functioning and, as such, avoid long-term damage to the product.

4. Prevent Water Infiltration

In order to prevent water infiltration, it is important to create a 5-degree downward slope toward the exterior for every opening. Additionally, an insulating waterproof self-adhesive membrane must be installed across the sill and up the lower part of the jambs (over 12 in.).

3. Insulating Materials

For top quality insulation, use both mineral wool and polyurethane spray foam.

The mineral wool must not be compacted, otherwise it will lose its primary function, which is to insulate. If too compact, it may also exert pressure on the frame. The wool must also be applied in successive layers. For polyurethane spray foam, it must be applied at least 40 mm (1½ in.) thick to prevent water vapour. The foam should not exert any pressure on the frame either.

2. Taking Accurate Measurements

This installation tip might seem obvious, yet it must still be followed carefully. It is crucial to take accurate measurements, both inside and outside, for an optimal door and window installation.

To ensure sufficient space between the frame and the opening, it is important to first measure both diagonals to verify that the opening is square (they should be equal).

You must then measure the opening vertically at three different points. The product’s final vertical dimension must correspond to the smallest opening dimension minus the required tolerance.

Finally, you must measure the opening horizontally at three different points. The product’s finished horizontal dimension must correspond to the smallest opening dimension minus the required tolerance.

1. Call on the Professional Installation Team of a Specialized Door and Window Fabricant

Ultimately, if we only had one tip to offer to ensure a proper installation, it would be to call on professional installers! Contact a specialized door and window manufacturer and ask for the help of their installation experts. This way, your product will be installed correctly, meticulously, and quickly, in accordance with the best construction and renovation standards.

Professional Team

For more information on door and window installation, contact Portatec. A fabricant specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984, Portatec offers a wide selection of unique superior quality fenestration products.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Decorative door glass has evolved greatly over the last 25 years, both in terms of design and assembly techniques. Door glass inserts now constitute architectural elements of their own, without any compromise in light, safety, or eco-energetic performance.

The arrival of contemporary-inspired textured door glass has rejuvenated the market of architectural glass and decorative patterned glass products.

To enhance the look and value of your home – and maximise its curb appeal -, find out about the latest trends in textured glass and patterned glass.

Zoom in on the Top 5 textured glass inspirations of 2019!

5. Square-Pattern Textured Glass

Unquestionably more modern, these textured glass models, such as the Soft or MSoft models, feature a contemporary square pattern. Their refined detailing and texture provide remarkable character and light.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
4. Wavy-Pattern Textured Glass

These modern textured glasses, such as the Fluid or Grain models, are valued for their more natural and organic contemporary looks, their fresh flowy lines reminiscent of the movement of water or tree bark. Simple and soothing, these patterns surely never fail to please.

3. Screen-Like Glass

An extremely fine square pattern defines this glass, giving it a clean look with a slight industrial touch. An elegant and smart choice for a front entry door requiring both light and privacy.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals

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2. Striped Glass

Several textured glass models featuring a horizontal strip or vertical strip pattern are available on the market, among others the Masterline, Mline, Linea, and Linata. Alternating often times between clear glass and Screen-type glass, these glass models are the perfect complement to contemporary modern entry doors with sophisticated linear designs.

1. White Sandblasted Glass or Satin Glass

White sandblasted or satin textured glass models are greatly appreciated thanks to their timeless clean look and the greater privacy they provide. Several variations exist, all very soft and sleek, such as Satin Glass, which as the name implies is smooth and glossy, or Sandblasted Glass, which has an elegant soft grainy texture. For its part, the newer Edge model reinvents the Sandblasted Glass model by adding a clear border around the edge, for maximum privacy and visibility, appealing equally to both classic and contemporary styles. A refined look synonymous with success, assuredly. Finally, classic frosted glass, which is either sandblasted or acid-etched, also creates a satin effect, but it is much more translucent, making it much less private.

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals

For more information on textured glass or to create a truly unique personalized front door, contact Portatec, a Québec door manufacturer specialized in premium custom entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

When it comes to doors and windows, security is a highly relevant concern. Every opening constitutes a critical point in the exterior envelope. To improve the security of your entry door and, in turn, the security of your home, take note of these 5 security measures implemented by Portatec. Portatec is a Québec-based door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors.

5. Extruded Aluminium Mullions and Astragals (Operating Posts)

On the traditional door and window market, mullions and astragals – those vertical structural elements, fixed or movable, separating doors or windows – are often made with PVC. Well, not at Portatec. Portatec makes theirs in extruded aluminium for maximum quality and security. More specifically, their high-performance astragals, which are sturdy, easy to use, and made of a single lever located at shoulder level (which simultaneously triggers two anchor points at the top and bottom of the door), allow the complete and unobstructed opening of double doors (for example, French doors).

Aluminium Mullions and Astragals
Aluminium Cadded Frame
4. Extruded Aluminium Cladded Frame (Optional)

At Portatec, house door security is a priority. This is why Portatec offers the option of cladding your entry door’s frame in extruded aluminium. Extruded aluminium is much sturdier and more resistant than the aluminium traditionally offered on the market, which is often a 26-gauge folded aluminum, or PVC. For optimal security, the key to success is to use superior quality materials.

3. Thicker 22-Gauge Steel

Portatec is THE expert in custom high-end steel doors. Their expertise can be noticed, among other ways, in their use of 22-gauge steel, much thicker than the 24- or 26-gauge commonly provided. The smaller the number, the thicker the steel, and, in turn, greater are the sturdiness, quality, and security.

Thicker Steel

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Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

2. Multi-Point Door Handles (Optional)

A frequent recommendation concerning exterior door security is to integrate a multi-point handleset system. Factory-installed by experts, these 3-point locking systems ensure increased protection against breaking and entering, the two additional anchor points at the top and bottom effectively representing two additional deadlocks. In addition to improving door airtightness, multi-point handles also help provide greater stability and prevent warping. For peace of mind and sound sleep, make the safe choice of a 3-point locking system.

1. Security Bars

Finally, to help prevent breaking and entering, all Portatec doors include a 12-inch 22-gauge steel security bar hidden into the frame at handle level. Whether we’re talking about fiberglass, steel or wood door security, it matters little as Portatec integrates this security measure in all of their entry door systems.

Security Bars

For more information on front entry door security – and greater peace of mind! -, communicate today with Portatec to obtain a free quote. Located on the South Shore of Montreal, Portatec is a door and window manufacturer specialized in custom premium entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Since 1984, the door and window specialist designers at Portatec have been designing custom premium entry doors which distinguish themselves by their uniqueness as much as their unparalleled superior quality. Portatec’s mission: creating distinctive doors, exclusive doors.

Successfully combining innovative designs and state-of-the-art assembly techniques, Portatec continues to set itself apart in the industry thanks to its unrivalled ability to produce truly “custom-made” exterior doors. All of its door models can effectively be modified, adapted, reinvented, recovered (you name it!) during the initial – and oh! so very crucial – step of creation.

Whether you are a trend-setter or you wish to celebrate the traditional prestigious character of your home, Portatec’s home entry doors will indubitably meet all of your needs, no matter how particular they may be.

In this respect, read on about these 5 exclusive Portatec products which you won’t find anywhere else.

1. Steel Arched Door

Portatec is the only specialized door manufacturer offering custom steel arched doors. Visit its website to look at past creations and appreciate its unrivalled original work. For example, notice the double front entry French steel doors with an arched top frame, or the front entry steel door with a ½-round head frame.

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2. Wood-Finish Steel Door (Exterior and/or Interior)

Only one manufacturer in Québec can provide you with a steel door with each side featuring a different wood finish. Thanks to a unique process developed in-house, its craftsmen can effectively apply two distinct wood species finishes on the steel slab’s exterior and interior surfaces in order to fulfill all of your style and design needs, yet without any compromise on durability.

3. Fiberglass Doors With Solid Wood Door Frames

Another Portatec exclusivity! For an authentic and refined look, consider installing a fiberglass door with a solid wood door frame stained to colour match the door’s stain. The very best of both worlds: the durability and solidity of fiberglass combined to the richness of wood.

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About us:
Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

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4. 100% Custom Designs (Hybrid Doors)

On the exterior door market, Portatec is the only supplier having the full capacity of designing a door exactly as per the client’s wishes, whichever way they want it. Customers can follow their inspiration and coordinate various materials, models, colours (paints and stains), styles, and accessories, both inside and outside (hybrid door). Portatec truly offers a creative fresh slate. Forget about uninspiring bland models commonly offered in big-box stores; instead, meet with one of our specialists to create your original dream door. Note that Portatec also offers a wide selection of contemporary doors that can be entirely customized.

5. Unique Surface-Applied Decorative Moulding and Panel Designs

The custom door expert, Portatec has developed over the years its own extrusion process (steel, wood) and moulds in order to create exceptional decorative moulding, shelf, and panel designs that are applied on the surface. For example, a door can feature both a decorative dentil shelf and a decorative wainscoting panel, in addition to a custom-made decorative glass unit. If you can imagine it, Portatec can make it.

For more information on exclusive exterior doors, do not hesitate to contact Portatec. Come visit its factory showroom located on the South Shore of Montreal.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

A Quebec door and window manufacturer specialized in premium custom entry doors, Portatec has been the leader in the industry and continuously distinguishing itself since its establishment in 1984. Their unique and refined high-quality products are carefully designed to meet every client’s specific needs and wishes.

In greater details, here are 10 reasons why you should always choose a door fabricated by Portatec.

10. The Possibility of Visiting the Manufacturing Plant.

Located on the Montreal’s South Shore in Sainte-Julie, Portatec is proud to be able to welcome you directly to its design and manufacturing site. You can always expect a warm welcome and personalized service as well as the opportunity to visit the facility in person, where all of the craftsmanship takes place. Transparency and integrity are both core values of Portatec’s business philosophy, which is why you are always welcome in their facility.

9. Made in Québec.

Portatec doors are fabricated entirely in the province of Québec, in Canada. Through the years, their local designers and craftsmen have developed a coveted “know-how”, innovative assembly techniques as well as inspiring and stylish designs, working always with high-quality durable materials suitable to Québec’s climate.

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8. A Professional and Competent Team All Around.

Portatec’s sales team cumulates numerous years of experience in the door and window business. Over time, their sales representatives have reached an unparalleled level of expertise and competency. Their seasoned expert installers also have all of the training and qualifications required to perform efficient, conscientious installations.

About us:
Portatec is a company specialized in creating superior quality entry door and door window systems.

7. Manufacturing Autonomy.

Portatec holds a great level of autonomy and flexibility over its production capacity as every step of the fabrication process is carried out under one single roof, including the paint and stain application. By eliminating possible subcontractors or intermediaries, Portatec chose to be self-sufficient in order to reduce cost, for its clients’ greatest benefit. Highly valued at Portatec, manufacturing independence benefits all.

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6. Unique Materials.

Specialized in custom exterior doors, Portatec offers a wide variety of high-quality materials to meet all of your needs in terms of style, size, and colour, while also taking into account your budget and environment. For example, Portatec makes textured wood-grain finish fiber-glass doors that truly resemble solid-wood doors but that are less costly, more durable, and much easier to maintain, with the possibility of selecting a solid wood frame unique to Portatec. Whether it is a steel door, wood door, or fiberglass door, Portatec assuredly has the solution for you.

5. Custom Manufacturing.

Therein lies the true expertise of Portatec: fabricating personalized door products created and designed as per your exact wishes. All of your front entry door’s features can be selected independently: the model, the style, the material, the colour, the size, the accessories, etc. If you can imagine it, Portatec can make it for you.

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4. Design Flexibility (Hybrid Doors).

Portatec is particularly proud to be the only door manufacturer in all of Québec to offer exterior hybrid doors that can integrate two completely different looks inside and outside. For example, imagine a painted maintenance-free steel door on the outside combined with a stained wood door on the inside as part of a modernized country home’s renovation project. Or else, a “country chic” textured, durable wood-grain finish fiber-glass door combined with an ultra crisp, contemporary interior. Options are truly limitless and bound only by your imagination.

3. Unique Designs.

Portatec’s design team is always at the forefront of the door industry and never hesitates to develop bold new stylish products. Special attention should be drawn, for example, to their European-inspired contemporary steel doors collection, which proposes refined esthetics featuring wood and metal elements. Portatec is successful at continually improving and distinguishing itself by creating innovative products positively different from those offered traditionally on the market.

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2. Professional Craftsmanship.

Every manufacturing step of a Portatec entry door is carried out in the factory by professional and passionate craftsmen, who have committed over the years to making premium quality products. Day after day, they accomplish accurate meticulous work, from the assembly and the paint or stain and to the final packaging. This highly successful fabrication process is the result of continuous development and improvement over decades of door-making.

1. Specialized Door Manufacturer Since 1984.

Portatec’s long-lasting success and its capacity to remain at the cutting-edge of the industry are the result of its incessant eagerness to distinguish itself and innovate. Since 1984, Portatec has been building its name and credibility one door at a time, one client at a time.

Door Manufacturer Since 1984

For all of these reasons, and much more, contact Portatec or visit its website today to design the perfect door to meet your greatest aspirations.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Smart phones, smart thermostats, smart alarm systems, smart smoke detectors… these days, everything is seemingly becoming “intelligent”!

The door and window industry also plays an active role in this technological progress with the installation of smart door locks.

Smart locks, electronic locks, Bluetooth locks, Wi-Fi locks, electric locks, intelligent handles… What exactly are we talking about?

What is a Smart Lock?

A smart door lock, also called connected lock, is an electronic lock that can be locked and unlocked using a wireless signal sent from a remote control accessory such as a smart phone or an electronic key fob.

Different communication protocols can be chosen according to your needs, for example, Bluetooth or Z-Wave for a short-range connection or Wi-Fi for a long-distance connection.

Installed on your door, the smart lock device includes a battery-powered electric motor which, upon receiving a signal, operates a lever and engages the deadbolt. Rest assured, using a traditional physical key always remains a possibility and several locks also include a numeric keypad or a fingerprint reader. Some even integrates a voice control function (Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant).

Thanks to their mobile application, most smart locks allow you to, among other things, remotely monitor entries and exits (with push notifications), distribute virtual “e-keys” to guests, and remotely lock/unlock the door.

Here is a list of popular smart lock brands and models: Baldwin Evolved, Schlage (Encode, Sense, and Connect), Kwikset KEVO, August (Pro, Bluetooth, and 3rd Gen), Yale, and Gate Labs.

Is This Domotics?

Home automation, or domotics, refers to all of the techniques aiming to integrate and centralize all automated building functions pertaining to safety, energy, communication, etc. in a home or a business.

Essentially, domotics allow you to possibly control everything in your home or other (lighting, heating, locks, blinds and curtains, appliances,… etc.) using a smart phone, computer or interface (e.g. tablet).

Installing one smart lock by itself does not constitute domotics, yet it could represent a component of it when integrated to a centralized management system, integration being the key concept here.

Smart Doorbells

Yes, smart doorbells also exist!

Fitted with a wireless camera, smart doorbells allow you to see clearly and in real time the action taking place before your entry door. Some also include a directional audio function, enabling you to even communicate verbally with your guests using your smart phone.

A Few Other Considerations

Find out about the battery life of your smart door lock, which may vary anywhere between 2 and 12 months depending on your communication protocol and level of use.

Finally, when purchasing a new entry door, if you are considering the installation of a smart door lock, it is best to opt for a specialized door manufacturer offering factory installation. This way, the installation will assuredly be done by professionals and as such carry fewer risks.

For more information on smart door locks, communicate with Portatec, a premium door and window manufacturer specialized in custom entry doors since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.

Replacing doors and windows can represent, for some, an exciting project, while for others, a rather daunting task. Regardless, this type of renovation work must be well-planned-out.

Here are 10 tips to guide you.

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10. Read (and Understand!) the Warranty.

Every door and window supplier offers, in theory, a warranty. What are the terms? And their duration? Reputable manufacturers do not hesitate to offer a 20-year limited warranty on fabrication. The duration of the terms may vary according to the material, paint, and finishing. Check also whether the warranty changes depending on who carries out the installation (a specialized installer vs. yourself).

9. Dare to change.

If you must replace your doors and windows, why not take advantage of this situation and change your windows’ model, style, colour, or size? Seize this opportunity to rejuvenate the look of your house or bring about a more contemporary look with some sleek and stylized models. Or, why not widen your openings to enhance natural lighting, recognized to improve well-being and comfort?

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8. Ask for the Help of a Professional Sales Representative.

One of the advantages of doing business with a specialized door and window manufacturer is the easy and quick access to a team of professional sales representatives. They know their products inside out and can wisely advise you throughout the entire buying process as well as provide you with a complete and reliable quote. Competent sales representatives take delight in offering an enjoyable purchasing experience, with no bad surprises.

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7. Check with Your Municipality.

Renovation work such as the replacement of an entry door or the replacement of windows often requires you to apply for a permit. Before purchasing any products, make sure to contact your local municipality to familiarize yourself with their urbanistic requirements and timelines involved. Some renovation projects might need to be assessed by a Planning Advisory Committee, which could lead to further delays or constraints.

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6. Compare the Benefits of Double Vs. Triple-Glazed Windows.

Glazing refers to the transparent material used in a window, typically glass. Double-glazed “thermopane” windows contain two panes of glass separated by a spacer, creating a space that can be filled with air or a special insulating inert gas. A fine low-emissivity metallic coating can also be inserted. Triple-glazed windows are, for their part, made of three panes of glass and two air spaces. Note that, for housing units located in the South of Québec, double-glazed windows made of an insulating spacer with a Low-E coating and filled with an inert gas represent, more often than not, the best overall value, in addition to adequately meeting this region’s energy efficiency criteria.

5. Invest in a Premium Entry Door.

Each year, the magazine Remodeling produces a “Cost Vs. Value” report comparing various renovation projects and the value they retained at resale. In 2018, a new steel front door represented a total cost recouped of 91.3%. This means that premium entry doors do not lose much value over time; enhancing curb appeal and improving both safety and comfort, their value holds well.

4. Look for Quality Products for Top Durability.

Thanks to their high-quality material, precise factory assembly, and refined design, premium fenestration products guarantee durability. High-performance products manufactured by specialized door and window makers provide lasting comfort and safety. For a front entry door, consider 24- or 22-gauge steel or fiberglass, or select a paint that is ultra resistant to inclement weather and impacts.

3. Opt for Turnkey Service.

Renovating is not your thing? You dream of a hassle-free, worry-free renovation experience? Ask for a specialized manufacturer’s turnkey service. Their team of experts will gladly accompany you throughout the entire process, from their sales representatives to their designers and professional installers. Putting your trust in experienced professionals is the best way to avoid all kinds of problems.

Turnkey Service
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2. Hire Professional Installers.

The final performance of any fenestration products depends as much on the quality of the installation as the quality of the product itself. Even the world’s best entry doors, if poorly installed, will allow air leaks. Let’s not forget that doors and windows constitute the challenge-point of any house’s exterior envelope. For optimal safety and comfort, they must absolutely be properly installed, preferably by RBQ-certified installers.

1. Achieve Economies of Scale.

Yes, indeed! By choosing to replace all of your exterior doors and windows at once and from the same provider, you will definitely achieve economies of scale. Firstly, providers will be keener to negotiate and offer attractive discounts. Secondly, your energy cost will suddenly be significantly reduced, thanks to your fenestration’s overall heightened performance. And, thirdly, you will be able to benefit better from the Gouvernement du Québec’s RénoVert Tax Credit, applicable on eco-friendly home renovation work. Currently, the maximum amount you can claim is $10,000, which represents 20% of the portion of your expenses exceeding the first non-admissible $2,500 and paid between March 17, 2016 and January 1, 2020. Definitely worth considering! Note that the eligibility period for recognized renovation work has been extended to March 31, 2019 (deadline for contract signature).

Economies of scale

For the replacement of your doors and windows, trust Portatec, a Québec manufacturer specialized in premium doors and windows since 1984.

Door specialist for more than 30 years:
Portatec is a specialized custom front door, window and superior ornemental door window manufacturer.