1/11/16 Special Weather Statement

Last year I set up rigid foam insulation to cover the coffin doors that make up the west-facing front door of the house. It's my recollection that this worked nicely throughout the winter, with just a tiny bit of maintenance required.

This winter has been different.

It's been a mild winter, all told, but the winds tonight are something special. I'm not sure what is more special - the sounds of the tape tearing away from the wall as the wind pushes the insulation away from the doors, or the frigid winter air forcing its way into the house.

It makes me wonder - under what circumstances were these doors, facing the direction of the prevailing wind, considered a good idea?