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Why do homebuilders still print traditional manuals?

I know that in construction, the typical thinking is: If it isn't broken, why fix it? But it is time to rethink printing out hard copies of homeowner manuals.

We have been providing printed manuals for many years because they are a familiar format for homeowners, and some may even prefer having a physical document to refer to. However, as digital tools and platforms become more prevalent and accessible, homebuilders may want to consider shifting towards digital alternatives or offering a combination of printed and digital options to meet the diverse needs of their homeowners. These are just a few reasons you might want to consider going digital:

  1. Cost-effective: Digital manuals are generally more cost-effective to produce and distribute than printed manuals. We can save on printing, shipping, and storage costs.
  2. Accessibility: Digital manuals are easily accessible to homeowners through online platforms, such as private portals or websites, and can be accessed anytime, anywhere. This is especially beneficial for homeowners who may have lost their printed manual or live far away from the homebuilder's office.
  3. Customizable: Digital manuals can be easily customized and updated to reflect changes or updates to the homebuilder's products, services, or policies. This ensures that homeowners have access to the most up-to-date information.
  4. Interactive: Digital manuals can be designed to be interactive, with features such as videos, animations, and clickable links, enhancing the homeowner's experience and engagement with the manual.
  5. Sustainable: Digital manuals are a more environmentally sustainable option, as they eliminate the need for paper, ink, and shipping.

Overall, digital homeowner manuals can offer a more efficient alternative to traditional printed manuals. By embracing digital tools and platforms, homebuilders can enhance customer service and support, build long-term client relationships, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

If you'd like to take a look at what our digital manuals look like, you can click here to see a sample.