Buying a home elevator can be quite challenging as there are a wide variety of brands and models in the market. To choose right elevator for your home, you need to consider several factors.
- Load capacity – Load capacity is an important factor to be considered before buying an elevator. To determine the load capacity you would need, consider whether the unit must accommodate an unassisted wheelchair user and the number of passengers expected to occupy it in one trip. Home elevators generally come with load capacity ranging from 500lb to 1500lb. It is important to note that elevators with greater loads and higher speeds require more clearance overhead and in pit areas.