As you begin to seriously consider adding an elevator in your home to improve accessibility, you probably have questions about standard and optional safety features. While it’s true that code compliance regulations for home elevators are comprehensive not all states have adopted the most updated national safety code. This means available safety features may vary by manufacturer.
Here at Inclinator, safety has always been a priority for us, and we are proud to tell our customers that our elevators, as well as our drawings, planning guides, and installation instructions, are all ASME A17.1-2016 (CSA B44 in Canada) code compliant – that’s the latest version of elevator safety guidelines. All of our Elevette home elevator models include industry-leading features to keep their owners and users safe and secure, and many come as standard equipment.
Today we’re taking a closer look at the most important individual safety features included with our Elevette home elevators to give you a good idea of what you should expect in any home elevator you’re considering. Continue reading Home Elevator Safety Features
It’s true that Elevette® home elevators have more standard features and custom options than any other home elevator brand, and that’s why we’re so proud of our banner product here at Inclinator. We also know that navigating all of the customization possibilities for your new home elevator can be overwhelming. While choosing design features and finishes for your elevator’s cab and exterior may be fun, there are also numerous mechanical and operating system-type elements to consider, as well. And for those of us “non-techy” people, making decisions about how a new home elevator will work mechanically doesn’t seem all that exciting, though it is important.
To make the process easier, today we’re taking a closer look at one of the primary “behind the scenes” options you’ll need to select before installation of your new Elevette home elevator can begin – the drive system. There are three distinct drive system options to choose among, and while each offers similar travel speeds and can be used with all Inclinator Elevette cab styles factors of your existing home or planned new construction project may affect the choices that are available to you, or you may simply prefer one style over the others once you have all of the information. Continue reading Comparing Drive System Options for Your Home Elevator
If you’re facing a loss of mobility for the first time, or you’re simply planning ahead to thrive in place at home as you age, you’re probably wondering what options you have to make your home more accessible for the use of wheelchairs, motorized scooters, or walkers. It’s true that these assistive devices can be problematic to use comfortably within many traditionally designed homes that have complex floorplans, steep stairways, and perhaps only a single bathroom located on an upper floor.
Unfortunately, countless Americans believe that the architectural challenges their houses present cannot be overcome. They resort to moving from their beloved homes at a time when such a disruption in their lives is the last thing they need. The good news is that you don’t have to give up on your home. There are many types of renovations, both small and large, that can make your home much more livable with mobility issues. Let’s take a look at some of the more significant (but definitely realistic) changes that you can make. Continue reading Options to Improve Accessibility in Your Home
The elevator as we know it has changed dramatically since humans first realized they could move large and heavy objects with rope and pulley systems. Home elevators are a byproduct of that ingenuity, created to make it easier for those with disabilities or injuries to get around their homes more easily. The story behind the home elevator is an interesting one, and it speaks to why home elevators have become so valuable to us. Continue reading The Story Behind Home Elevators
A set of revisions was made to the safety code for residential elevators – the ASME 17.1/CSA B44 – to prevent entrapment and injury of small children between the hoistway door and the car door. Continue reading Important Elevator Safety Code and Compliance Updates
Millions of Americans are faced with mobility challenges that can prohibit their ability to get into or around their own home. Some are forced to turn to care facilities that can accommodate their needs, but most people, when given the choice, would prefer living on their own or staying in their own home. There’s no reason to let something as small as a wheelchair evict you from your own home.
Continue reading The Advantages of an Inclinator™ Serenity Wheelchair Lift
Elevators have become not only a welcome addition but a justified investment for many homeowners. In the early days, residential elevators were a status symbol—an indication of wealth and affluence—but that has changed over time. Residential elevators now offer affordable access to renewed mobility for the disabled and injured as well as a chance for seniors to age in place.
Continue reading Why Installing a Residential Elevator is Worth the Investment