Want to add an elevator to your home? If you’re looking for information about one of the latest products for modifying your home, look no further than our blog. We provide information about all types of home and small commercial elevators, including the types on the market, building codes, and installation suggestions. As a blog, we’ll be doing feature and news posts that focus on these types of elevators, as well as stair lifts, dumbwaiters, and wheelchair lifts. Adding a residential elevator has increased in popularity in recent years, so why not find out all you can about the subject before installing one?
Home elevators come in four basic types: hydraulic lift, winding drum, traction drive, and pneumatic. Each of these has a different operational mechanism. Hydraulic lifts operate by a pump and cylinder from below, while winding drum and traction drive systems operate from above through pulleys, gears, and counterweights. A pneumatic lift, on the other hand, operates through air regulation by a valve on top of the hoist way. Nearly any home can have a residential elevator added. With the right planning, a hoist way of appropriate size can be added to the interior and a cab installed.
As we’re the blog for Nationwide lifts, the company behind Home Elevator and Artisan Elevators, we’ll be covering another recent topic: custom elevators. As one of the latest luxury products for homes, custom elevators can be created to match the interior of your house or with any specifications that you may have. Often, creating such an elevator involves working with a design team to find the best design that fits into your home and meets your expectations. From choosing the type of elevator to designing it down to the style and materials, having a custom elevator not only increases the value of a home but also appears as if it were built into the house originally.