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Shedding Light on 3 Home Elevator Myths

3 Home Elevator Myths Preferred Elevator

As with other technological advancements, the home elevator has become smaller and more accessible to the average homeowner

As with other technological advancements, the home elevator has become smaller and more accessible to the average homeowner. Residential elevators are more compact making them easier to install in many homes. Home elevators are no longer solely a feature in high-end homes. Allow us to shed some light on three home elevator myths. 

Home Elevators Aren’t Worth the Cost

Home elevators aren’t as large as commercial elevators, and because of this, homeowners can save a lot of money based on this fact alone. A less sizable elevator means that you won’t have to worry about high installation or maintenance costs. Plus, residential elevators can last 10s of decades, meaning that the associated costs are always worth it when you factor in durability. Also, having a solution to reduce back pain of carrying heavy items, the strain on the body as people age, and gain back independence, is always worth investigating, which you can do by calling Preferred Elevator today. 

Home Elevators Take Up a Lot of Space

Even if you own a smaller home, you don’t have to miss out on the benefits of having a residential elevator installed in your home.. Home elevators come in many sizes, designs, and configurations. If you’re looking for a model that saves space, there are options available. For example, machine-room-less elevators or MRLs are ideal if you’re working with limited space

Residential Elevators Aren’t Popular.

The primary purpose of an elevator is to transport people between the different floors of a building. Elevators are necessary for commercial or public areas, particularly when you think about shopping centers and office buildings. However, homes are not always constructed with accessibility in mind. Often, wheelchair-enabled users or people with limited mobility become confined to the lower level, which doesn’t have to be the case. A lift, whether it’s a home elevator, wheelchair lift, or stairlift, can make vast improvements to a home that didn’t initially have accessibility in mind. For this reason, home elevators are steadily growing in popularity. 

The Benefits of a Home Elevator in a Nutshell

Home elevators are:

  • Safe
  • Durable
  • Stylish 
  • Practical
  • Affordable
  • Convenient 

If you’re still unsure if a home elevator is right for you, we can help you weigh the options. Our knowledgeable representatives would be more than happy to speak with you. 

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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