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.
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