Category: Elevators

Preparing a Budget for Your Home Elevator

In the market for a home elevator? Congrats! It will make a great addition to your house, something that will come in handy for everyone in the family. But just as you would when planning anything else – a vacation, a car purchase, etc. – it’s important to come up with a budget first so… Read more »

Adding Elevators as a Renter Upgrade

If you own an apartment building and want to retain more satisfied renters, consider adding an elevator or two to your property. This upgrade will not only increase satisfaction of renters, it will also increase the functionality and property value of your building. If your apartment building is more than two stories tall, it may… Read more »

Elevator Ropes: Function and Purpose

Most elevators still feature some kind of rope system. In low-rises (buildings up to four floors), hydraulic jacks are in place to move the elevators. Such elevators can be in the ground, above the ground, single-stage or telescopic in nature. They’re best for accommodating just 100 feet of travel. For high rises, a roped system… Read more »

Complying With the Requirements of the ADA

The ADA — short for the Americans with Disabilities Act – is in place to ensure those with disabilities are protected under the law. This law was signed in 1990 by then-President Bush to protect the civil rights of the disabled, similar in nature to the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This… Read more »

Commercial Elevator Needs

Any elevator that is used in a public space is known as a commercial elevator. They are designed to carry heavy loads while standing up to tough work conditions and heavy traffic demands. As such, commercial elevators can refer to passenger elevators in a business setting, such as a hospital, high rise or doctor’s office. This… Read more »

All About Entrance Frames

When you think of elevators, you may not think of entrance frames right away, yet they serve an important function. Here we will go over your entrance frame options, their importance and how they function. We construct all our elevator entrance frames in house at our manufacturing facility here in Florida. Entrances are available in… Read more »

Reasons You Want to Install a Commercial Lift/Elevator

If you own a business with more than one floor and you don’t already have one, you may consider installing a commercial lift or elevator to make it easier for your tenants, clients and customers to navigate between levels. Commercial elevators are a wise investment for many reasons. Below are several great reasons for adding… Read more »

Saving Money by Providing Upkeep to Machinery

By making modernizations and updates to your elevator machinery, you can not only extend the life of your units and parts, but you can also save money on replacement and energy costs. Check out a few updates you can make to your lifts, stair chairs and elevators that can save you cash in the long… Read more »

Types of Elevator Doors and Their Associated Safety Requirements

There are several types of elevator doors out there, from standard passenger elevators to stair chairs and wheelchair lifts. Each one has a different type of door that comes with different safety requirements. A Look at the Types of Doors Single slide doors are the most popular type in this country, involving one section that… Read more »

ADA Accessibility Laws

The Americans with Disabilities Act (or ADA for short) is a law signed in 1990 by President Bush in an effort to protect the civil rights of the disabled. It was crafted with a similar nod to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which proclaimed it illegal to discriminate against anyone for race, religion, sex,… Read more »