It is now widely recognized that home elevators and lifts are useful for most members of the family, especially seniors and those with mobility problems. Whether new construction or an existing home, installing an accessibility device will make life safer and more comfortable for the entire family as well as visitors, regardless of their ability.
Leading companies in New York offer quality residential elevators from brands like Savaria, Federal Elevator and Cambridge Elevating. Here are the basic factors that need to be considered when choosing an elevator for your home:
- Shaft: The first consideration is the shaft or hoistway needed to house the elevator platform and drive mechanisms. You need to decide where the shaft will be located. Some homes may not have space to accommodate the shaft on the inside. In this case, it can be added to the exterior of the building, though care should be taken not to obstruct important views and natural light or mar the overall aesthetics of your home. Models like Savaria’s Telecab can be set up without a hoistway.