Home elevators are not only for individuals with disabilities or other mobility issues, but are also a luxurious addition to a house or a major convenience factor for all residents of the home. Commercial elevators are widely used in shopping malls, fitness centers, movie theaters, offices, hospitals, and other public buildings. Installing a residential and commercial elevator not only brings with it a great deal of independence and freedom but also enhances the quality of life. The models range from the simple to the extravagant and are built with advanced technologies.
Home elevator consists of a cabin pulled by a counterweight, usually inserted in the bearing wall which is located next to the cabin. The counterweight is powered by a geared motor with a voltage of 380 Volt. The traction of the cabin is supported by a clutch pulley, which controls the flow of the ropes and provides some safety. However, the traction elevators have become dated as they are not very fast and unsafe. They are mostly found in old houses and buildings, which have not been renovated.
You can design the three basic areas of your own home elevator: the door, the cab and the control panel. The steel doors of traditional elevators can be replaced by wood and you can use different door styles on different floors. Your contractor will build the cab to code but you can design it with any style of flooring and wall covering in dark or light colors. Materials for the interior space can complement your home décor with sleek metal sides or glass panels that provide breathtaking views of your home interior. The choice of lighting is another way to customize your elevator. Art deco light fixtures or modern fixtures can brighten the space and you can even add windows to bring in natural light.
Residential or home elevators have become increasingly popular over the past decade in multi-story buildings. The key to having success purchasing and installing a elevator is choosing the right design and technical specifications to meet the homes demand. Most people don't have a working knowledge of elevators so the decision process can quickly become overwhelming and complicated. Fortunately, by understanding a few key areas of emphasis it will be much easier to purchase the right sum elevator.