For many years, residential home elevators have been a luxury reserved for the wealthy. With the advent of different types of elevators such as vacuum or pneumatic elevators, it has become more affordable. Families with children and those that have temporary or permanent disabilities find it a sensible solution to add an elevator to their home.
Installed properly, elevators can add an aesthetic to the design of your home as well as provide safe transportation to the upper floors of your home.
There are three main types of residential home elevators:
- Hydraulic elevators take up a lot of room and is better suited to be installed during the construction of the home rather than as a retrofit.
- Traction elevators take up less room but requires a counterweight to move the cab along a track
- Pneumatic or vacuum elevators uses air pressure to move the lift and is very flexible for a retrofit in existing homes.
The use of vacuum elevators is gaining due to their lower cost, modern design and installation flexibility.
Elevators offer a safe way to get to the upper floors. Historically, elevators have been a necessity for elderly and those with disabilities but with the lower cost of vacuum elevators, more and more families are considering elevators as a safer method than stairs for small children and when carrying stuff between floors.
As such, having an elevator in your home, properly installed and maintained will add value to those with young children, elderly or anyone with a disability but also as a safety feature.
If you are in the market for a residential home elevator, contact the professionals at Home Elevator of Houston. Our representatives will discuss with you the best options that fit your budget and lifestyle. You can be assured that we will properly design and install a home elevator that will add value to your home while at the same time providing safe, convenient method of going between floors.