Elevator Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take to have a residential elevator installed?
A: There are several phases of an elevator installation. Many of which are in your contractor/sub-contractors hands; electrical, construction and framing, architectural, etc.. Once an order is placed, an elevator can take as little as two weeks to manufacture, one week to ship, and one week to install.

Q: How much does a residential elevator cost?
A: There are many factors that establish cost. How many stops will the elevator service? What is the configuration of the cab? What type of drive system do you desire? What amenities do you want in your cab? We can provide you with a quick, no obligation quote within a few minutes if you are considering a residential elevator for your new or existing home.

Q: Will my elevator work during a power outage?
A: Most residential elevator motors require 240V to operate. Our residential elevators are equipped with a 120 V battery backup that power the safety circuits should the power be interrupted. If the elevator is traveling at the moment of a power outage, the elevator will descend to the next landing and unlock the door interlock to allow the occupant to exit the cab.

Q: How often does my residential elevator need to be inspected?
A: All residential elevators should be inspected at least once a year. Looking over the rails, guides, hydraulic fluid levels and seals, condition of the shaftway and machine room contents, and other wear and tear areas annually is invaluable. Having the ability to catch a problem before it interrupts your service is worth its weight in gold. Nothing is worse than needing your residential elevator and not being able to use it due to a preventable parts failure.