There are many reasons for a person to choose to install an elevator. House values increase when an elevator is installed, so homeowners can view this addition as an investment. If you can’t see the immediate benefits of installing an elevator for house resale value, then consider the future. If you plan to remain in your home as you age, an elevator will be much less physically taxing than a set of stairs and will free you from the risk of falls. Home elevators are essential to people with mobility limitations or those who use a wheelchair, but the functionality of elevators can be useful to anyone. A home elevator can help a person move bulky items between floors. Besides convenience and safety, some people are simply drawn to the style element that elevators introduce. Even though home elevators are now more affordable than ever, they are still viewed as a luxury item that will add a touch of elegance to a home.
We also sell several styles of lift that can help those who use wheelchairs travel between levels. Vertical platform lifts carry people in a vertical space separate from the stairs. Inclined platform lifts travel along the contour of the stairs.
Hydraulic elevators require space for a hydraulic pump and reservoir. The elevator itself has an overall larger capacity for passengers than other types and allows for a convenient entrance and exit in a wheelchair. The elevators can be discreet, with the outer appearance of a closet door.
Cable elevators have similar dimensions and capacity as a hydraulic elevator, but they don’t require space for a machine room.
Installation of an Elevator: House Calls from Professional Elevator Mechanics
Yes, Nationwide Lifts installs all products that we sell: We do not sell equipment without installation. We want to make sure that your elevator is safe and ready for long-lasting use, which means that professionally trained mechanics must install your elevator. Contact us to learn more about installation pricing, which will vary based on the location and complexity of the project. Standard home elevator installations usually take between three and five days to complete.
ADA stands for the Americans With Disabilities Act. This legislation established standards that increase accessibility for those who have a disability. In order to satisfy these standards, elevators need to have a self-leveling mechanism to make sure wheelchairs can easily roll in and out. Call buttons should be at a height appropriate for wheelchair users, and the car dimensions must be large enough to accommodate the chair.
As you can imagine, elevators get a lot of use. Just like any other machine that’s frequently run, your elevator will endure mechanical and electrical wear and tear. Regular maintenance will keep an elevator running effectively and, most importantly, safely. Maintenance checks identify potential problems and ultimately save money on repair bills.
The warranty does not cover cosmetic issues and malfunctions. Cosmetic issues include the usual wear and tear, stained paint and panels, broken glass, and damaged upholstery and trim. Malfunctions are issues caused by vandalism, misuse, overloading, or weather conditions.