Installing home elevators in double-story or multi-story homes ensures that family members with mobility issues can move freely and independently between the various levels. Most modern homes have an elevator and installing one is one of the best ways to add value to your residence. An elevator allows you to transport bulky goods such as furniture and laundry, makes life comfortable for the entire family, and increases the resale value of your home.
Home elevators come in a variety of styles and designs to blend with your home. There are three main categories – hydraulic, traction, and pneumatic. Hydraulic systems require a machine room and are not suitable for homes with space constraints. If you are building a new home, you can plan the space needed for a hydraulic lift. A traction elevator works by sliding up and down a track with a counterweight. As it does not need a machine room it could be an ideal option for an existing home. Pneumatic vacuum elevators are the latest trend. No pit, hoistway, or machine room is required for these vacuum systems, and they can be set up quickly. Pneumatic glass elevators have an aluminum and polycarbonate cylinder structure and offer a 360-degree view of the home interior, providing a visual treat for the eyes. Home elevators are easy to install, operate and maintain. Premium quality systems from leading brands are reliable and come with a host of features to provide a safe, quiet and comfortable ride. While most home elevators have a loading capacity of 375 lbs, there are systems that come with a carrying capacity of up to 1400 lbs. There are different models of home elevators ranging from single passenger to a three-passenger.
All home elevators have excellent safety features such as emergency stop and alarm buttons, battery lowering in case of power failure, non-skid platform, electro-mechanical door locks, mechanical emergency brakes, emergency light, the pressure relief valve to prevent platform overload, under-panel sensor to stop the unit if it detects an obstruction and over speed detection to ensure the safety of the passengers.
Leading accessibility equipment companies offer premium quality residential elevators from top manufacturers such as Savaria, Cambridge Elevating, Visilift, Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators, Elevator Concepts by Wurtec and Stiltz. They will assess your requirements and recommend the most suitable product to meet your requirements and integrate with the style and design of your home. Serving homeowners, architects, and builders, a reliable elevator company will also provide excellent post-sales support including maintenance, inspection, test, and repair services to keep your device in good working condition.
Call Day Elevator & Lift today at (800) 758-5438 for a free consultation, or set up a home inspection through our online contact form, and learn all you need to know about installing a new elevator in your home.