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A LULA Elevator Versus a Traditional Elevator

A LULA Elevator versus a Traditional Elevator Preferred Elevator

So, what are some other differences between a LULA elevator and a traditional elevator?

A LULA elevator’s (limited use, limited action) appearance is that of a traditional commercial elevator, but its only purpose is to provide accessibility for disabled users. Churches are places that our mechanics have installed a LULA elevator in the past. LULA elevators travel up to 25 feet and have a weight capacity of about 1,400 pounds. They also can only make 30 cycles a day. So, what are some other differences between a LULA elevator and a traditional elevator? Today we will answer that question. 

A LULA Elevator Takes Up Less Space

LULA elevators take up half the space that traditional commercial elevators do. They only require about 14 inches for a pit with 102 inches of overhead space or 134 inches for new construction. 

The Cost

As you may have guessed, the former costs less money to install because it’s smaller than your full commercial elevators. Something else to think about are maintenance costs. On average, you want to maintain a LULA elevator every six months. With a traditional elevator, you should check on it every month because it carries more people more frequently and requires more maintenance because it’s larger. In the long term, it’s more economical to finance a LULA elevator. 

Should My Commercial Building Have Both a Wheelchair Lift and LULA Elevator? 

It doesn’t hurt to have both in your commercial building! The safer and more convenient that you can make your employees’ or customers’ lives, the better. Every commercial establishment should strive to have an ADA-compliant business. 

If you’re ready to make your commercial establishment more ADA-compliant and cater to a broader demographic, give Preferred Elevator today. We can customize and install whatever lifts you need in an expert fashion. 

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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