How to Determine the Best Elevator Size for Your Washington DC Home

Posted on July 15, 2019

Here are some things to consider when determining the right size for your residential elevator.

In the DC Metro Area, homes come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From Great Falls and Vienna to Olney and Gaithersburg and more, you will find that no two houses are exactly alike. When investing in a residential elevator, you want to make sure that you have the perfect fit for your home. Fortunately, there are plenty of options for sizing to help you make the right choice. Here are some things to consider when determining the right size for your residential elevator.

House Space

The first factor that influences the elevator’s size is how much space you will need to make for it in your house. The most important thing is to make sure that you have a wall that can fit the rail structure, because this will hold the bulk of your home elevator. Measurements for the operating components of the elevator will also need to be taken into consideration, as well as running clearance for these parts to operate safely according to building codes. If you are concerned about space, some elevators have the option to locate the machine room in another part of the house. Pneumatic vacuum elevators are another option that doesn’t require as much room.

Elevator Dimensions

The elevator itself is the most difficult element of determining size. You want to avoid sacrificing on the size of the elevator car especially if you plan on using it for a wheelchair. Typically the smallest elevator car interior is about nine square feet, which for most people will not be enough room to comfortably turn in a wheelchair. Once you add the type of door and how it will open as well as the placement of the control panel, then the size of your elevator could feel even smaller. When in doubt, it’s best to double and even triple check any space concerns with the installation professional to make sure you choose the location in your home that will take the most advantage of the space you have.

Ready to Install a Home Elevator? Contact Signature Elevators Today!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD, 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/

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