Passing the real world test in Coweta County Georgia!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Richard Weisser Realty

Passing the real world test in Coweta County Georgia by Richard WeisserThere are times when only a real world test will demonstrate whether or not a hypothesis is valid.

We often say things like “it should work” or “it’s built to code” but until the product or service survives the rigors of the real world, performance can only be our best guess.

Over the last two days we have experienced the coldest temperatures in twenty years here in Coweta County Georgia. About half of the homes in our county have been built since then!

Combined with penetrating winds many of these houses were subjected to their first real world testing under the most extreme condition.

I am happy to report that my house, built in 2000, did not have any issues with the cold temperatures. Others were not so lucky and many homeowners are dealing with burst pipes and flooding.

Now I know that my house is safe down to a wind chill of minus ten degrees.

So I am good for now.


That is, until the next record-breaking cold spell!


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Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Richard, I'm thinking the same thing. Our house, just south of Nashville, built in 2007, has held up pretty well! No pipe problems and the heat was pretty constant!

Jan 08, 2014 04:00 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Good to hear Richard...-12 right now and windy giving us a warm -25.

I feel sorry for those in the southern climes as they are not even close to being ready for any weather like this.

Jan 08, 2014 04:50 AM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

same here Richard.  I was cold last night and with the fireplace and occassionally popping up the furnance to 70 it was still a bit cooler inside last evening than I liked it.  But hopefully things will be back to normal again tonight.

Jan 08, 2014 05:58 AM #3
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Richard, Amen! So glad to hear your home and you survived the extreme cold temperatures.  We've been experiencing record high temps in my area. I am beginning to wonder if Mr. Winter will visit us this year.

Jan 08, 2014 07:09 AM #4
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Richard - My home survived intact as well. Always scary to see if ultra cold weather will be a problem. Always nice to see that it wasn't!

Jan 09, 2014 03:26 AM #5
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Richard, my house was built in the late 80s and we survived just fine. Glad you had no problems either.

Jan 11, 2014 04:11 AM #6
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