Question. Is it best to just use my inspection software (HomeGauge) or investing in a pdf writer software for doing the 4 point and wind mitigation inspections? Thanks.
I don’t use HG or any others.
I use Pagemanager.
I import (click & drag) jpg blank files.
Then I can type on them, etc.
You can print/save jpg, pdf, etc.
Yes, there are several good choices that fit that bill. It will save you tons of time.
Pdf brand suggestions?
WindSurance ( I use it), put out by a NACHI member here.
Also, I’ve checked out Quick Fill, they have a solid looking PDF insurance form creator.
I only recently figured out how to get Homegauge to do what I wanted it to with the wind mitigation and 4 point inspection forms (this video was a HUGE help: Webinar: Using HomeGauge Forms, with a focus on Florida requirements - YouTube). Getting my signature to look normal was a hassle though, I wish it would tell us optimal sizing so that the signature doesn’t stretch and malform, because “width less than 300px” was more like a ballpark suggestion. However now I have Homegauge generating my cover pages and forms.
I don’t use it for pictures yet though. Maybe if I was turning in the html reports it would be one thing but I just didn’t like how it turned out for pdfs. maybe I’ll make some customized picture forms when I have the chance but for now I use the photo report generation with Xactimate (I’m also a claims adjuster). I just like that in addition to having my logo at the top corner of every page it outputs large, clear, numbered photos with captioning to the left of them that I can go back and edit with my pdf program. Obviously this isn’t going to be a viable option for most people though, unless you want to pay for an Xactimate license just to use the photo features.
Rather than create a new topic. Does any of the software save time over editing a pdf?
Wind Mitigation 10 min
4 Point 15 min
Both 20 mins
Thats how long it takes me for each report including looking up permits etc,
Most insurance companies in Florida want to see the citizens form for 4 point and wind mitigation. EZ Home Inspection provides the software for both. I send the reports before I leave the property, game changer!
I will try that.
I use it and it’s awesome, easy and cheap. One time purchase.