This template is a digital file, you must have HomeGauge (HG) software installed to use it!
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS HERE
This template is for HomeGauge but not produced by HomeGauge. For questions and support contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All content Copyright 2020, by Kenton Shepard, CMI About the author
7,800 narratives you'll never have to write... we've done it for you!
The InterNACHI Narrative Library is a huge, highly organized collection of home inspection narratives. With over 2,100 unique headings and subheadings it dwarfs any other narrative library available anywhere. The HG search feature allows you to find narratives fast!
You download the Library template as a digital file that you install in the HG "Template" folder. When you open the HG program, it appears as one of the template choices.
This template does not affect how HG works; it simply gives users immediate access to more reference material and many more narratives, greatly reducing report-writing time.
ONBOARD REFERENCE MATERIAL
The library also includes 40,000+ words of reference material, including:
- Inspection checklists;
- System descriptions, explanations and regulations;
- HVAC date codes;
- Links to online manuals;
- Lists of educational resources;
- Articles on:
- Inspection approaches;
- Report writing;
- Systems and components;
- Using photos/videos, and much more!
Reference material is accessible any time the template is open.
SPECIALTY REFERENCE and NARRATIVES
This template also includes comprehensive sections on:
- Log Homes (100 headings/subheadings);
- Pool & Spa (75 headings/subheadings);
- Thermal Imaging (17 headings/subheadings); and
- Commercial roofing (115 headings/subheadings: EPDM, Built-up, TPO. PVC).
Compare the libraries from the HG default template and the InterNACHI Narrative Library HG template.
PREVIEW THE SCREENS
View the screens showing Inspection Items and Styles and Materials from the InterNACHI narrative Library HG template.
Be Aware! This template will not merge automatically with existing HG templates. If you already have a template with many of your own comments, you will need to transfer them to the Narrative Library template. This template can be split for the use of multiple inspectors working a single property, but the templates they start with must be identical.
Mobile Users! Because of its large size, the Library is likely to cause cause the HomeGauge mobile version (Companion) to crash. The recommended fix is to make a safety copy of the original template file in the HomeGauge folder on your hard drive, and with companion, use a version in which you have deleted sections that you don't use. This might be Green Building, Log Homes, or both depending on what you inspect.
Library Support: This template is for HomeGauge but not produced by HomeGauge. For questions and support contact the author:
Kenton Shepard, email@example.com (720) 646-8724
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