Posted on November 6, 2020
Are you looking for ways to amplify the accessibility of your Northern Virginia home? The experienced accessibility professionals at Signature Elevators and Accessible Design have your back. We understand why you might want to age in place in Fairfax County. Whether you live in Falls Church or McLean, the region has so much to offer. Or perhaps you’d just like to make your home more accessible for your aging relatives. In any case, we have the solution for you. Here are a few of our favorite kinds of residential elevators that we can install in Fairfax County.
Before we move on to true home elevators, you might want to consider the prospect of chair lifts. The most obvious benefit of these is their cost, but there are a number of scenarios in which they can be the most practical solution.
When it comes to chair lifts, the processes of installation and removal are exceptionally simple. This makes them a logical solution if you only need a temporary accessibility solution. Have you recently sustained a temporary injury that makes it difficult to climb stairs? Or perhaps your parents are planning an extended stay? If so, a chair lift can be a great option.
When most people envision a residential elevator, it is probably a traditional life elevator that comes to mind. You can think of these as a smaller version of the elevators you most commonly encounter in commercial or business settings.
The potential for customization with these is practically endless. Are you hoping to lend a stately look to your residential accessibility solution? If so, consider wood paneling. Another great perk of traditional lift elevators is that, if you carefully select its placement, it will practically disappear. They tend to blend more seamlessly into residential settings than our other options.
Do you want the state-of-the-art in residential elevator technology? If so, a PVE or pneumatic vacuum elevator could be the solution for you. While it’s easier to put traditional lift elevators out of sight and mind, PVEs are surprisingly unobtrusive in terms of their appearance. They resemble a simple glass tube, and they lend a welcome, futuristic appearance to almost any modern home.
PVEs operate by manipulating atmospheric pressure. This means that they are surprisingly energy efficient. They are also far easier to install than traditional elevators. Best of all, they require very little maintenance. Your PVE should only need the attention of an expert every five years after installation for a simple seal replacement.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:
Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/
Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/
Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/
Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/