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Considerations When Installing a Residential Elevator

Considerations When Installing a Residential Elevator

Here are some considerations you should think about if you’re planning on getting a residential elevator installed.

A residential elevator can be a great idea for your home, especially if there is someone in the house who might not be as mobile or otherwise unable to access certain areas of your home. With that said, it’s a big investment, so you want to be sure you’ve taken everything into consideration to ensure you get the best elevator for your home and individual situation. Here are some considerations you should think about if you’re planning on getting a residential elevator installed.

Think About the Expenses

This is an obvious and very important consideration to take into account. The elevator should fit comfortably into your budget. You need to consider the price of the initial construction and installation, as well as future maintenance and repair spending that will come up over the years.  A residential elevator professional can go over the numbers with you and make sure you can find an elevator that will fit in . They’ll consider your budgetary restrictions, and they’ll account for every expense your elevator will have.

How Long Will the Installation Take?

If you feel like it is getting difficult and unsafe to get up and down the stairs, a residential elevator is often a great investment. If you’re getting one, though, you have to factor in the time it will take to have it installed. Two months is generally how long the installation will take, from beginning to end. Because of this, you should think about when you’ll need the elevator to be ready. That way, you can plan the installation ahead of time so that you aren’t put in a situation in which you can’t access important parts of your house.

Think About Your Aging in Place Goals

Your residential elevator should serve a large purpose in your home. It should be designed to suit whatever your needs are now and also what they could be in the future, in order to give you the ability to stay in your house and live independently. Just take a minute to ask yourself if an elevator is the best solution for you. That way, you know you won’t have any regrets once the installation has been done.

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!

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      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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