Home Elevators

Symmetry Residential Elevators

While home elevators have been seen as a luxury item in the past, today they are much more of a necessity. With our aging population the use of a home elevator for mobility is now the norm in multi-level construction. The home elevator can provide a safe and convenient way to get between floors.

Whether you’re looking at new construction or retrofitting an existing home, you’re looking for craftsmanship and long-term quality. Symmetry elevators can provide both. All our residential elevators are custom-built, designed and made in America.

Symmetry Residential Elevator Drive Systems

Symmetry’s only machine room-less elevator system. The inline gear drive does not require a machine room – saving you space and money.

Our hydraulic home elevator system is known for its quality, safety and quiet ride. It has more standard features than any home elevator on the market today.

The Symmetry winding drum elevator system utilizes heavy duty aircraft cables attached to a rotating drum.

When style, design, and luxury arrive in the form of a home elevator you will have entered the premier line of Symmetry residential elevators.

Designed for Beauty and Function

Symmetry elevators are designed to be a beautiful, functional part of any home – and if you’d like, they can be designed to fit almost anywhere. Make yours a focal point, or incorporate it into the overall design of your home.

The freedom and mobility you gain with a residential elevator means you no longer have to worry about yourself or your loved ones taking the staircase.

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Symmetry Home Elevator Company

Selecting the Right Home Elevator Company

If you have considered adding a residential elevator to your home, whether new construction or retrofit, a number of individuals will play a part in ensuring your installation is executed flawlessly. You may have architects, general contractors, masons, carpenters, inspectors, drywallers, roofers, electricians and elevator contractors involved at varying stages.

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Symmetry Home Elevator showing hall call for elevator operation

Elevator Operation

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Home Elevator Design

Home Elevator Design Your Way

When planning the purchase of your home elevator, you will have the opportunity to make a number of decisions regarding elevator design. Outside of considering where the elevator will be located in the home, the landings that will be serviced and the drive system desired, you will need to think through the features within the elevator car itself.

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Home Elevator with closed accordion gate

The Importance of the Home Elevator Entrance

When planning your residential elevator, a key item to consider is the entranceway. The doors and gates used on your elevator provide not only safety for all passengers, but an aesthetic tie to the rest of the home. There are a number of items to consider when determining the appropriate fit for your home elevator doors and gates.

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Purchasing a Home with an Elevator

Searching for a new home is an exciting time. You have certain criteria your new house must meet, but what if the home comes equipped with things that you did not expect? A home that includes an elevator provides the added benefit of accessibility for your family and friends, assistance in carrying heavy or awkward loads between floors, and provides the potential to age in place.

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Personalizing the Controls in Your Home Elevator

When it comes to the details of your home elevator, customization is critical to your ongoing satisfaction. One area of the elevator that allows for vast personalization is the car operating panel, or COP. You will utilize the car operating panel each time you ride the elevator, so making sure the controls meet your needs is critical.

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Purchasing a Home Elevator

Purchasing a Home Elevator

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How do I Clean My Personal Elevator?

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Symmetry In-Home Elevator - Important Safety Features

Important Safety Features for Your In-Home Elevator

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Symmetry Home Elevator Car Panels

Residential Elevator Car Panel Styles

When customizing your home elevator, there are a number of decisions you will make to ensure the elevator blends into your home’s décor. If you select a wood elevator car, selecting the style of panel you will utilize is just as important as choosing the wood species itself.

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What to Do if Your Home Elevator Shows an Error Code

While it is not a common occurrence, from time to time a residential elevator may display an error code. Error codes are usually shown on the digital position indicator (DPI) which also reflects the current location of the elevator car. In the case that an error code is shown on your DPI, there are a few things that you can do before you call your local home elevator company for assistance.

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Residential Elevator Company

Residential Elevator Company: Decoding the Acronyms

If you are considering the installation of an elevator in your home, one of the critical steps is to select a residential elevator company to complete the project. There are many items that should influence your decision. Along with understanding their experience, the products they provide and the expertise of their team, you may see the company mention their affiliations with industry associations. There are several main acronyms you will likely come across when researching home elevator companies.

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Symmetry Residential Elevator with Gate

How to Properly Maintain Your Home Elevator

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Choosing a Place for Your Home Elevator Installation

Choosing a Place for Your Home Elevator Installation

Home elevators provide assistance to those with limited mobility, create ease of access between floors, and serve as a design element to enhance the beauty of the home. Whether your home elevator installation is for new or existing construction, you should identify the optimum location for the elevator in consultation with an architect, builder and elevator contractor. As you look for the best place to install a home elevator, here are a few factors to consider.

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Recessed LED Elevator Lights With Trim

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Budgeting for Your Home Elevator

When estimating your home elevator cost, there are a number of factors to consider and cost can vary significantly based on choices you make along the way. A search on the internet can provide costs anywhere from $18,000 to $100,000, so how are you to even begin to understand what your home elevator might cost?

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Accordion Gate with Clear Acrylic in Home Elevator

Home Elevator Accordion Gates

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Symmetry Residential Elevators for the home

How do Residential Elevators Work?

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.

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House Elevator Interior View

Retrofitting a House Elevator: What to Know

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