Today’s topic of discussion is home elevator customization. It’s practical to have a custom home elevator. One size does not fit all, with some homes being smaller or larger than others. Plus, every homeowner has a preference, with some people preferring luxury options while others are looking for minimalism. Either way, homeowners deserve to have a home elevator that’s worth the investment. Here is how to go about home elevator customization.
Home Elevator Customization: Choosing a Cab Style
We partner with Inclinator and Cambridge Elevating to ensure that our customers have a wide variety of cab styles. Inclinator offers six different cab styles, while Cambridge Elevating has three models that customers can pick. Not all cabs will be appropriate for each installation, and each cab comes with a thorough list of code-compliant standard safety features. In addition, the elevator gates or doors open on one or two sides and will be compatible with whichever drive system you choose.
Selecting a Drive System
We define the “drive system” as the mechanical equipment that moves the elevator cab through the hoistway. As with the elevator cab, not every drive system will work for each application. When you understand a bit about each of the three drive systems, you’ll have a better perspective on which one will be most compatible with your project. Cable drum, hydraulic, and MRL overhead cable drum drive systems are what we offer. In addition, our mechanics will let you know the best option.
Picking the Gates and Doors
Both Inclinator and Cambrige Elevating offer various configurations. First, determine the openings for your home elevator. The next step is choosing the doors and gates. Gates can come in aluminum, vinyl, hardwood, or laminate. You also have the option of selecting aluminum with accordion-style finishes or a collapsible aluminum style with two metallic finishes. The door style is more subjective because ideally, you want it to match the style of the preexisting doors in your home. Whichever option you choose, all will be compliant with updated ASME A17.1-2016 – Safety Code for Elevators.
Choosing Cab Finishes and Other Accessories
Once our mechanics establish your home elevator’s configuration, you can finalize the look of your home elevator by choosing a variety of walls, floors, and ceilings. For example, Cambridge Elevating offers stainless steel wall and ceiling finishes, whereas Inclinator offers hardwood finishes or laminate finishes that can replicate that authentic wood look. Handrails, lights, and operating panels are also other factors you can customize.
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!