It is quite simple to have an elevator installed in any home and customized to meet your needs. If the elevator is for use by an individual in a wheelchair, there are specific things that you should consider prior to purchase.Read More
If you are planning to build a new home, you may want to consider how to leverage the available space and plan for long-term viability. Stairs are a standard means of egress in multi-level structures, but adding an elevator is increasingly common.Read More
While sometimes blurred, ADA compliance and compliance with building code are not the same thing. When determining what access is required for your project, it is important to understand how they work together and what distinctions exist.Read More
As the holidays approach, you are probably already caught up in the hustle and bustle, working through details to gather your family and friends. Once the guest list has been finalized and the menu created, you can begin preparing your home for visitors. Your elevator provides an added convenience for your guests and there are a few things you can do to ensure it is ready for the holiday traffic.Read More
Residential elevators are comprised of 3 primary functional elements; the car, rail structure and the drive system.
The car is the most visible portion of the home elevator. It can be made in a variety of sizes and configurations and there are a number of ways that you can customize your home elevator car to match the décor of your home. The elevator car is the piece that transports passengers from landing to landing.
There are several things you need to understand when considering the purchase of a residential elevator. If you are reading this, then you already have a reason to install an elevator in mind. So what do you need to know to make the best choices moving forward? There are a few key items to consider when designing your elevator.Read More
If you are considering the addition of a home elevator, you may wonder how the installation process works. Whether new construction or renovation, your construction team will focus on these four main parts during the installation of a residential elevator: the hoistway, the machine room, the structure and the elevator car.Read More
If you are considering a home elevator, it is important that you know how to respond to all circumstances. While it is not a common occurrence, a home power outage creates a situation where a specific course of action is required. If you are in the home and the power goes out, you should not attempt to use the elevator. If you are already on the elevator and the power goes out, there are a few steps you should take.Read More
Floods and hurricanes are often forecast well in advance giving people in the affected area time to prepare. If you have an elevator in your home, there are a few easy steps you can follow to ensure you are prepared for a weather emergency and for evacuation. If you do not have time to implement this shut down procedure, STOP AND LEAVE! Elevators can be fixed or replaced, you and/or your family can not.Read More
Aging in place is the ability to live independently for as long as possible in one’s desired place of residence. While there are a number of ways to make this a reality, sometimes changes to the home are required in order to accommodate the process. For those living in a home with multiple stories, the decision becomes one of renovation versus relocation.Read More