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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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Is a Stairlift or Residential Elevator Better for Me?

Stairlifts are safe and beneficial for those with limited mobility

Stairs no longer have to be an obstacle between getting you where you need to be. Stairlifts and residential elevators are both excellent devices that will take the pain and strain away from walking up and down the steps with difficulty. Whether you need to return to the comfort of your bedroom when your day is done or go downstairs to the laundry room, both devices can help. Here at Preferred Elevator, we believe that home modification devices can change lives. The only difficulty about stairlifts and residential elevators is choosing which one will benefit you the most, for years to come. We’ll be sharing valuable information on how to choose between the two. 

What You Should Know About Stairlifts

A stairlift is a motorized chair that one of our certified technicians can install for you in a matter of a few hours. Whether you have a staircase that’s straight or curved, there is a lift that will fit and complement your home. We partner with Bruno to provide homeowners with high-quality stairlifts. This choice will suit you best if your home has 2 floors and you do not want to take up space for a residential elevator. Typically, stairlifts are also the more affordable option as well. If you’re concerned that a stairlift will take up too much space on your staircase, don’t worry! While not in use, a stairlift is entirely foldable and the rail does not take up much space on the stairs themselves.

How to Know If a Stairlift is Not the Best Option

If you use a wheelchair or powerchair, then this device won’t be the best option for your needs. You need to be able to get in and out of the chair with little to no assistance. A residential elevator is ideal because the user does not have to get out of their wheelchair or powerchair to use the device. Even better, here at Preferred Elevator, our technicians install wheelchair lifts as well. We honestly have lifts that will benefit anyone, in any home!

What You Should Know About Residential Elevators

Residential elevators add value to your home. Although they’re typically the more expensive option, they’re still very affordable. Better yet, residential elevators are stylish and customizable. Because you have full input of the cab and door design and finishes, you can pick a style that’s going to beautify your home and match its décor seamlessly. We partner with Inclinator and Cambridge Elevating to give our clients safe and stylish options.

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

For 14 years, 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