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A Residential Elevator Installation: 3 Questions to Answer Before One

Residential Elevator Installation Preferred Elevator

Depending on the home’s layout, a residential elevator may have to incorporate into the home’s exterior.

Congratulations! You’ve decided that residential elevator installation is suitable for your home. You can now look forward to a home elevator adding comfort to your home. Now is the time to answer a few vital questions that can make the process faster and smoother. Here are three questions every homeowner should answer before a residential elevator installation. 

Which Residential Elevator Best Meets My Needs?

If you use a wheelchair or someone in your home does, this detail matters. You will need a large enough home elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair’s width. Besides the elevator’s size, a second component is which drive system you’d prefer. One of our educated and qualified representatives can determine which drive system would be best for you based on where you live, how much electricity you’d like to use, and how much space your home has. 

How Much Room Will I Need for a Residential Elevator?

If you’re working with a newly constructed home, it is much easier to integrate a residential elevator into the home’s interior in the drawing and planning stages. Elevator shafts, of course, can integrate easily into a pre-built home as well. However, depending on the home’s layout, a home elevator may have to incorporate into the home’s exterior. In this case, you should know ahead of time if you need permits and local zoning. You might also need space for an elevator pit, and a machine room is necessary for some elevator types as well. Either way, your home elevator will seamlessly fit into your home’s design. 

What Can I Afford?

You never want to settle for anything in a long-term project that won’t make you happy. Many elevators can fit various budgets. However, it’s best to find a balance. If you’re honest and realistic about the type of elevator you want, you can find a suitable option. Most homeowners would say that they’d prefer an affordable home elevator. However, it could be worth taking more time to save your money if the more cost-effective option isn’t all that you need. On the other hand, you might be ready for a home elevator as soon as possible because walking up and down the steps isn’t as safe as it used to be. When you create a budget, you also have to include elevator service. 

Fortunately, this content is a mere guide. It’s not necessary to have every detail mapped out before you call us. That’s the job of our representatives and mechanics. We anticipate that you’ll have a lot of questions, and we can lead you in the direction of finding a residential elevator that’s best for your home. Regardless of the installation cost, each elevator will be safe and designed to make your home a better place. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
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