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Finding the Right Residential Elevator

By Tom M Smith

As individuals grow older, climbing up and down the stairs becomes a wearisome as well as hazardous task. It is then that one thinks of finding the right residential elevator, which can ease the tediousness of such daily activities. With increase in the demand for residential elevators, manufacturers are competing with each other to provide a range of custom mobility solutions for the physically challenged.

For ease and convenience, you can choose a space-efficient and convenient solution that is easier to install, maintain and operate. From the user’s point of view, consider a residential elevator with several features including cab size, cab furnishings, speed, safety systems, door configuration, external and internal controls, weight capacity, travel, fixtures/accessories and entrance. To transport passengers or freight, choose a vacuum drive elevator, roped-hydraulic drive elevator, winding drum elevator or a counter-weighted chain drive elevator. From the technical point of view, look at the type and specification of the motor, controls, brake, pit depth, and guide rails in a system. Behind the design, look for the reliability and safety it ensures.

Before buying a residential elevator, gain as much knowledge as you can about residential elevators. Compile a list of features that you want in your elevator, which will help you in finding the right residential elevator. Before identifying the quality provider, check out the various types of elevators home elevator companies offer. Make a comparative study about the providers by taking account of factors such as cost of the elevator, location where you want to install it, warranty and services.

Depending on your residential area, budget and requirements, you can choose the right residential elevator that has the capability to enhance your standard of living. An already installed residential elevator can considerably improve the resale value of homes.

Tom Smith is a design consultant of DAY Elevator & Lift, a leading supplier of finest quality residential elevators, lifts, dumbwaiters and other disability access solutions. We can handle your installation and maintenance process as effortless as possible.

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