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Using Health Insurance to Plan For a Home Elevator

If you’ve been toying with the idea of installing an elevator in your home, you may have been put off by how expensive you assume it will be. But did you know that if you’re installing the elevator for health reasons (i.e., decreased mobility, physical disability, etc.), you may be able to ask your health… Read more »

The Steps to the Elevator Installation Process

Installing an elevator is no easy task, especially if it’s going in a commercial building. Residential elevators are somewhat simpler, but both jobs require proper planning, compliance, high-quality products, and more. Here’s a quick guide to the elevator installation process. Determine Building Structure and Support The first decision when designing a building is where to… Read more »

Do Elevators Add Property Value?

If you’re considering adding an elevator to your residential home or commercial building, you may wonder if they add property value. The short answer is yes, they do. In real estate, many factors influence the value of a home or business, and one of those often-overlooked features with a big impact is having an elevator… Read more »

The Electrical Side of Elevators

There are several codes and guidelines in place designed to regulate the electrical design of an elevator. It can be overwhelming as an elevator designer to think of them all, especially as you know you have to deal with the elevator inspector, electrical inspector, and the Fire Marshal. They are in charge of reviewing the… Read more »

Evaluation of Building Structure Before Install Day

Before you can add an elevator to your building or home, you have to perform a structural assessment of the existing building. This will ensure that the structure can take on the added strain of such a big moving element: the elevator. Building Design and Structural Considerations The first step to ensuring a successful elevator… Read more »

Parts of an Elevator

From controllers and signal fixtures to cylinders and cables, there are many parts that go into the composition of an elevator. Let’s go over the basic elevator components and what they all mean today. A Look at Common Elevator Components Cabin or Car: The main part of the elevator, designed for enclosed transport of passengers… Read more »

Fancy Elevators From Around the World

The best elevators are those that combine form and function in one exciting design. There are many fancy and elaborate elevators that can be found all over the globe, so take a quick journey with us as we explore them. Lacerda Elevator (Salvador, Brazil) This historic elevator overlooks the harbor in Bahia, Brazil. It was… Read more »

Elevator Fun Facts

Did you know there are currently over 900,000 elevators in operation in the United States? Or did you know that elevators, statistically, are the safest way to travel? Join us as we enjoy more elevator fun facts below: Elevators are 20x safer to use than escalators. It’s safer to ride in an elevator than in… Read more »

New Year’s Reset and Maintenance on Your Elevators

With the advent of a new year, it’s important to re-evaluate our priorities and make lists to guide us through 2024. One of those areas you may be able to improve is in regards to elevator maintenance and upgrades. Here are some New Year’s resolutions that can help you reset and renew your focus on… Read more »

Planning Commercial Elevator Upgrades for Highest ROI

Elevators make up an important part of any commercial property, providing a safe and efficient way for guests to move around your building. They can also have a big impact on your property’s overall value. Got old or outdated elevators? Planning for a commercial upgrade can give your property value a boost as well.Check out… Read more »