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Preferred Elevator would like to assure our customers that we are taking all necessary steps to do our part in flattening the curve of COVID-19. We have developed a “No Family Contact” process for service, repairs and installations. Our Mechanic, who will be wearing a mask and gloves, will call you when we are at your front door and will discuss the issues or concerns you have with your unit. Our customer can then unlock the door, but there is no need to further greet the Mechanic or be present for the service, repair or installation. Please feel free to move to another part of the home while we are working. Final payment can be left for technician or can be done over the phone with our office.
We greatly appreciate your business during this time.

Ken Gough


Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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Different Kinds of Home Elevators You Could Install

Different Kinds of Home Elevators You Could Install

Today, let’s look at different types of home elevators you could get.

Are you getting a home elevator installed inside of your house? If so, it can be a great investment for you and your home. Before you perform the installation, however, it’s important to ask yourself: what type of elevator do you get? After all, there are plenty of different types of elevators from which to choose, and you want to decide on the best one for your situation. Today, let’s look at different types of home elevators you could get.

Traditional Home Elevators

Sometimes, you just can’t go wrong with the classics. A traditional home elevator is installed inside of a shaft, and it gets hidden behind swing doors.

Among the types of elevators you could install, it’s the traditional variants that offer the widest range of creativity with design. There are also many different upgrades you could get, including automatic sliding doors, which make your elevator easier to use.

Shaftless Home Elevators

These elevators don’t require as much construction as traditional variants. This is in part because they don’t come with a shaft or a pit. A nifty perk with shaftless elevators is that they can be equipped with battery backups, allowing you to safely operate them even when there are power outages.

Pitless Home Elevators

A pitless home elevator can be a fairly versatile option. This is because you don’t have to dig a pit inside of your home’s foundation in order to build it. There are three main varieties of pitless elevators. You can get them in shaftess, vacuum, or traditional styles, and they all come with a wide array of customizing options so you can fit your elevator’s design to meet the unique needs of your home.

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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    Preferred Elevator

    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867