Category: Elevators

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Cost of Maintaining an Elevator: Commercial

Owning and maintaining a commercial elevator isn’t exactly cheap. However, it is necessary, and it’s a vital form of property upkeep that not only ensures everyone’s safety but extends the life of your equipment. According to Home Advisor, the average elevator repair costs between $202 and $484, or about $342. You may pay as low… Read more »

The Cost of Maintaining an Elevator: Residential

Owning and maintaining a residential elevator can be very affordable initially, but you have to maintain it regularly in order to avoid expensive repairs. This important form of property upkeep not only ensures everyone’s safety but extends the life of your residential elevator equipment. According to Caring.com, the average cost of home elevator maintenance is… Read more »

The History of the Elevator

The elevator has been around for a long time, even in primitive forms. In fact, its origins lie in Ancient Greece where pulley systems led to the first lift. Let’s take a brief look at the history of the elevator right up till today’s modern conveniences. Ancient Times It is widely thought that Archimedes invented… Read more »

Residential vs. Commercial Elevators

There are two types of elevators: residential and commercial. Designed for use in homes, residential elevators will be smaller and less complex than those for commercial buildings, which often have to accommodate higher weight limits and require multiple shafts. There are some similarities between the two, as well as some differences. Residential Elevators Residential elevators… Read more »

Elevator Design Options: Form vs. Function

In elevator design, you really can’t have form without the function, and vice versa. Both are equally important. Modern elevators have many functional advantages, and these advantages are what have shaped how we live as a society. Take a look at the high rises in cities, something that became commonplace in the 20th century. There… Read more »

ADA Compliance: Making Your Business Accessible

Accessibility is everything these days. If you own a business, you can’t neglect this component of your property. Your building and surrounding property must be easily accessible by those with disabilities, able to accommodate anything from walkers to wheelchairs to braille lettering. It’s not just the right thing to do for your patrons’ convenience —… Read more »