When it comes to a home makeover, the idea of a residential elevator may not initially come to mind. A residential elevator may seem to be a product that only wealthy people can afford but now it has become a home accessory that is accessible to more people than before. Not only are residential elevators becoming more affordable but there are also many unique ways in which to customize a residential elevator. First, it is important to know shaft dimensions and specific details about the site prior to installation. Then, begins the step-by-step process that will help customize your residential elevator.
There are many styles to choose from. The cab is the elevator’s interior and styles may prove to be a better fit than others. The Elevette 100 cab is more simplistic and less expensive versus the 500 cab that adds an elegant, updated touch of style. Each cab style is in compliance with safety codes and matches any of Inclinator’s (who manufactures our residential elevators) three drive systems.
The drive system is the mechanical tool that helps the elevator cab move up and down between floors. Once again, it is important to consider what system may be most compatible as each one may provide a different purpose. Our three drive systems include the Cable Drum, Hydraulic, and MRL Overhead Cable Drum.
Gates and Doors:
Cabs come with gates or doors that can be on any side of the cab. Once the opening configuration has been decided, the gates and doors are the final steps in the process. Gates come in a variety of choices such as vinyl, laminate, hardwood, and more—paired with a finish that is accordion-like or aluminum and collapsible with a metallic finish. Door styles normally match the other door styles that have already been established in the home.
The gates and doors are safe as well, complying with ASME A17.1-2016 – Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators. Homeowners should have no concerns about whether their residential elevator from Preferred Elevator is up to standard.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For 11 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!