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Getting a residential elevator can make it easy to carry laundry and other heavy items up and down stairs, and for those with balance issues, joint problems, or who are in wheelchairs, they may be the only option for getting to upper and lower levels. Having a residential elevator retrofitted into your home is usually possible for just about any house, but you might note a few commonly asked questions first; you can then discuss these topics with a builder if you still need more information about an elevator in your home.
1. How much space is needed?
This will depend on the use of the elevator, for one thing. If you need to accommodate a wheelchair-bound patient along with a caregiver, you'll need something wider than a small elevator meant for one standing person holding nothing larger than a laundry basket. You also need to consider the space needed for the door; if there is no room for it to slide into the wall, it would need to swing out like a closet door, and there needs to be clearance for this.
If you don't have space in your home for the elevator you want, note that an elevator shaft can often be built outside the home, along one side. This may require certain permits and it may become more expensive, as it often means digging to put down a small foundation to hold the elevator shaft in place.
2. Do all residential elevators need a machine room?
A machine room is needed for certain types of elevators; if you choose one with a pulley and drive system, the machinery needed to run this will usually need to be housed in a separate room or compartment above the elevator, just like with a commercial installation. A hydraulic elevator or one that works with a vacuum tube may not need a machine room, so discuss these possibilities with an elevator installation company if you're concerned about how to house machinery.
3. Do residential elevators get inspected?
This would depend on your local city codes, but typically any elevator is required to be inspected regularly; this might be every six months or every year, depending on your area. Note that you would typically be required to pay for these inspections and then any maintenance needed, as noted by the inspection, so be sure you consider this cost and work it into your budget when planning a residential elevator.
For more information, contact Forte Lift Services or a similar company.Share
8 June 2016