We built our home 11 years ago and have had nothing but problems with our entry door. It faces west and open midwestern field winds. We have had to replace the door twice (or was it three times?) so far. We also have had storm doors replaced or wind damage.
We have been told that a porch would help but our big problems happen with the straight line winds driving horizontal rain and it seems that the porch wouldn’t help very much. We have a window above and not really enough space to make an appropriate roof structure. Ideally we would love to have the door seal and keep the water out. As it is we are going to need to replace some wood from water damage. As I said, the door has been replaced twice with Menards doors and the last one was an expensive Pella door. But the wind will blow in through the sidelight frames also. I know that the door doesn’t seal completely because the wind whistles when the 50+ winds are blowing… but then perhaps there isn’t a door that can handle these winds.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!