A residential elevator is a long-term investment in your home and the decision of who to work with is a complex one. In selecting a home elevator company, there are many factors to consider.
1. Brands of Home Elevators Offered
Prior to selecting a home elevator installer, you will want to spend some time researching the products offered. Research the manufacturers and features unique to their product lines.
A home elevator is a complicated piece of equipment which requires a vast amount of knowledge as it pertains to best placement to provide enhanced navigation of the home, the coordination of efforts of multi-disciplinary tradesmen, along with proficiency in local and national code requirements.
Take some time to research the professional organizations your local elevator company belongs to, such as the National Association of Elevator Contractors and Association of Members of the Accessibility Industry.
Additionally, the National Association of Home Builders offers a designation called the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist, or CAPS, which signifies the home elevator company representative has an enhanced knowledge of the home modifications needed to suit those wanting to age in place.
Review the longevity and stability of the local elevator company you are working with and the manufacturer of the brand of elevator you select. You may even ask for references from previous customers to ensure you have a high level of comfort with your selection.
Remember, you are not just buying an elevator, but investing in an ongoing relationship with the team behind the elevator. Make sure that you understand the training that the installers and maintenance technicians go through, the required maintenance schedule and what you can expect from the ongoing Customer Service relationship.
Consider safety not only after the installation, but during. Make sure you are well versed on the home elevator safety feature and how to ensure proper usage and maintenance. Complete research on what safety devices the manufacturers provide. Also, review the local elevator company to understand their insurability and bondability.
Contact a Factory Trained Home Elevator Contractor
There are many factors to consider when selecting a home elevator company. Luckily, there are highly trained professionals to assist you along the way. Symmetry Elevating Solutions technicians are factory trained and highly knowledgeable in a variety of accessibility solutions. To determine the most appropriate application for your specific situation, contact your local home elevator contractor to start the conversation today.