AmeriGlide Elite Residential Elevator

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Step 1
Share our Elevator Planning Guide with your architect or general contractor (gc).
Step 2
Your architect/gc will evaluate the space and plans of your home.
Step 3
Discuss your wants and needs with your architect/gc (ie. cab size and entry/exit points).
Step 4
We will work directly with your architect/gc to fulfil all requirements for your home elevator project.

 

AmeriGlide Elite Residential Elevator

The #1 Home Elevator in America

The Elite is the most affordable and easiest to install elevator, making it the best choice for your home.

The Lowest Cost Residential Elevator

AmeriGlide is the only elevator provider that shows you pricing up front. Give us a call and we'll walk you through our quick and easy process.

Custom Elevator Cab Layouts & Beautiful Finishes

Hundreds of configurations with up to 7 stops and varying entry/exit sides. Choose from melamine, veneer, and traditional wood finishes and more.

Small Elevator Cab Sizes & No Machine Room Required

With small cab sizes available and no need for a machine room, the Elite can be installed in homes with minimal space.

 

Elite Overview

The AmeriGlide Elite Residential Elevator is a practical addition to any multi-level home that serves disabled or elderly individuals.

The Elite can be completely custom built for your home's space and decor. With hydraulic or winding drum drive systems available, you can choose which will be best for your home. A large selection of interior finishes and materials allow you to fully customize the look and feel of your residential elevator, so that it can truly be made for your home.

AmeriGlide Elite Elevator Example
  • PLC Based Controller, ETL Listed
  • Terminal and Final Limits
  • Optical Landing System
  • 2nd Level Homing
  • Blue LED Call Buttons
  • Automatic Cab Lights
  • Travel Cable
  • Cartop Box
  • Phone
  • 2 Drawing Revisions
Elite Options
  • Landings
    • 2 (Standard)   $0.00

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    • 3   $1,732.00

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    • 4   $2,772.00

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    • 5   $3,812.00

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    • 6   $4,851.00

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    • 7   $5,890.00

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  • Installation State
    • Non-US Install or No Installation Needed   $0.00

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    • Alabama   $0.00

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    • Alaska   $0.00

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    • Arizona   $0.00

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    • Arkansas   $0.00

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    • California   $0.00

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    • Colorado   $0.00

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    • Connecticut   $0.00

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    • Delaware   $0.00

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    • District of Columbia   $0.00

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    • Florida   $0.00

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    • Georgia   $0.00

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    • Hawaii   $0.00

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    • Idaho   $0.00

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    • Illinois   $0.00

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    • Indiana   $0.00

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    • Iowa   $0.00

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    • Kansas   $0.00

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    • Kentucky   $0.00

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    • Louisiana   $0.00

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    • Maine   $0.00

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    • Maryland   $0.00

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    • Massachusetts   $0.00

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    • Michigan   $0.00

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    • Minnesota   $0.00

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    • Mississippi   $0.00

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    • Missouri   $0.00

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    • Montana   $0.00

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    • Nebraska   $0.00

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    • Nevada   $0.00

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    • New Hampshire   $0.00

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    • New Jersey   $0.00

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    • New Mexico   $0.00

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    • New York   $0.00

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    • North Carolina   $0.00

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    • North Dakota   $0.00

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    • Ohio   $0.00

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    • Oklahoma   $0.00

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    • Oregon   $0.00

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    • Pennsylvania   $0.00

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    • Rhode Island   $0.00

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    • South Carolina   $0.00

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    • South Dakota   $0.00

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    • Tennessee   $0.00

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    • Texas   $0.00

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    • Utah   $0.00

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    • Vermont   $0.00

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    • Virginia   $0.00

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    • Washington   $0.00

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    • West Vriginia   $0.00

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    • Wisconsin   $0.00

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    • Wyoming   $0.00

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  • Hoistway Construction
    • Wood   $0.00

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    • Concrete   $0.00

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  • Drive System
    • Overhead Winding Drum (Standard)   $0.00

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    • Roped Hydraulic   $1,694.00

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  • Cab Finishes
    • Standard Melamine Finish   $0.00

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    • White   $0.00

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    • Beige   $0.00

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    • Black   $0.00

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    • Other (call for options)   $0.00

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    • Flat Wood Veneer (Unfinished)   $0.00

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    • Birch   $385.00

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    • Oak   $385.00

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    • Mahogany   $500.00

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    • Cherry   $500.00

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    • Traditional Applied Moulding (Unfinished)   $0.00

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    • Birch   $2,926.00

      Traditional Cab Design
    • Oak   $2,926.00

      Traditional Cab Design
    • Cherry   $2,926.00

      Traditional Cab Design
    • Mahogany   $2,926.00

      Traditional Cab Design
    • Shaker Style   $0.00

      Traditional Cab Design
    • White   $2,465.00

      Shaker Style Cab Design
    • Unfinished Birch   $2,465.00

      Shaker Style Cab Design
  • Gate Options
    • Color Vinyl (Standard)   $0.00

      Shaker Style Cab Design
    • White   $0.00

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    • Tan   $0.00

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    • Gray   $0.00

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    • Wood Grain Vinyl   $0.00

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    • Birch   $125.00

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    • Maple   $125.00

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    • Natural Oak   $125.00

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    • Dark Oak   $125.00

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    • Natural Hardwood Veneer   $0.00

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    • Birch   $585.00

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    • Oak   $585.00

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    • Maple   $585.00

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    • Cherry   $585.00

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    • Mahogony   $585.00

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    • Clear Acrylic   $0.00

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    • Clear View Gate   $385.00

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  • Lighting
    • 2 Recessed LED Lights (Standard)   $0.00

      2 Recessed LED Lights <strong>(Standard)</strong>
    • 4 Recessed LED Lights   $231.00

      4 Recessed LED Lights
  • Fixture Finish
    • #4 Brushed Stainless (Standard)   $0.00

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    • Bronze   $500.00

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    • Copper Vein   $500.00

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  • Car Operating Panel / Hall Call
    • Rectangle (Standard)   $0.00

      Rectangle <strong>(Standard)</strong>
    • Oval   $107.00

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  • Handrail
    • Flat Polished Aluminum (Standard)   $0.00

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    • Round Polished Aluminum Handrail   $270.00

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  • Rail Location
    • Left   $0.00

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    • Right   $0.00

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    • Rear   $0.00

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  • Cab Size
    • 36" x 36"   $0.00

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    • 36" x 48"   $0.00

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    • 48" x 36"   $0.00

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    • 36" x 60"   $577.00

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    • 42" x 54"   $577.00

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    • Custom Size   $2,286.00

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  • Cab Height
    • 6'8" (80")   $0.00

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    • 7'0" (84")   $0.00

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    • 8'0" (96")   $250.00

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  • Cab Configuration
    • Same Side   $0.00

      Same Side
    • Pass Through   $1,725.00

      Pass Through
    • 90 Degree Opening   $1,725.00

      90 Degree Opening
  • Hoistway Door Swing Configuration
    • Same Side - Right Hand Swing   $0.00

      Same Side - Right Hand Swing
    • Same Side - Left Hand Swing   $0.00

      Same Side - Left Hand Swing
    • Straight Through - Left Hand, Right Hand   $0.00

      Straight Through - Left Hand, Right Hand
    • Straight Through - Left Hand, Left Hand   $0.00

      Straight Through - Left Hand, Left Hand
    • Straight Through - Right Hand, Right Hand   $0.00

      Straight Through - Right Hand, Right Hand
    • 90 Degree - Left Hand, Right Hand   $0.00

      90 Degree - Left Hand, Right Hand
    • 90 Degree - Left Hand, Left Hand   $0.00

      90 Degree - Left Hand, Left Hand
    • 90 Degree - Right Hand, Right Hand   $0.00

      90 Degree - Right Hand, Right Hand
    • Please Call For Configuration for Levels 2-7   $0.00

      90 Degree - Right Hand, Right Hand
  • Additional Mechanical Options
    • Integrated Car Operating Panel Telephone (Required)   $0.00

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    • Honeywell Door Interlocks   $0.00

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    • Battery Lowering   $500.00

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    • Automatic Gate (Priced Per Gate Operator, either 1 or 2)   $1,460.00

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    • Security Keypad   $366.00

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    • Excessive Travel Distance Between Landings-Over 12' (# Landings)   $643.00

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    • Additional Door Locks (each)   $250.00

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    • Door Baffle (each)   $135.00

      Door Baffle
    • Drawing Revisions (2 are Standard) Call for Price for Additional   $0.00

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  • Controller/Machine Room Options
    • Adjacent Location (on outside of hoistway wall standard)   $0.00

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    • Remote Location # Feet (Max 18')   $15.00

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    • Standard Travel Cable (Hoistway Length + 20')   $0.00

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    • Extra Travel Cable # Feet   $15.00

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    • 5-7 Landing Controller Modification   $385.00

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  • Installation
    • *** Installation prices are estimates and do not include permitting or inspections   $0.00

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    • Please call for actual installation cost for your zip code due to different labor rates and local codes within a state   $0.00

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    • Installation Fee TBD   $0.00

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  • Flush Mount Door Jamb (for Customer Provided Door)
    • This Page Contains the Flush Mount Door Jamb and its Options   $0.00

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    • No Door Jamb   $0.00

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    • Flush Mount Door Jamb with Interlock (Select Size and Options Below) * Door Not Included *   $0.00

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    • Door Jamb Description   $0.00

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  • Jamb for Door Sizes (Door Not Included)
    • 36" x 80"   $929.00

      AmeriGlide Flush Mount Aluminum Door Jamb with Interlock
    • 36" x 84"   $929.00

      AmeriGlide Flush Mount Aluminum Door Jamb with Interlock
    • 36" x 96"   $929.00

      AmeriGlide Flush Mount Aluminum Door Jamb with Interlock
  • Swing
    • Right Hand   $0.00

      Right Hand
    • Left Hand   $0.00

      Left Hand
  • Door Jamb Finish
    • White   $0.00

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    • Almond   $0.00

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  • Hinge Options
    • Satin Nickel Hinges   $0.00

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    • Satin Brass Hinges   $0.00

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    • Oil Rubbed Bronze Hinges   $0.00

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Elite Specifications
ApplicationsResidential
Capacity950 lb
Maximum Travel Distance48' 5"
Cab Dimensions (standard)36" W x 36" D, 36" W x 48" D, 48" W x 36" D
Cab Dimensions (optional)36" W x 60" D, 42" W x 54" D, Custom Sizes Available
Speed (per minute)40'
DriveStandard Overhead Winding Drum, Optional Roped Hydraulic
TypeMachine-Room-Less
Cab HeightsStandard: 6' 8" (80"), Optional: 7' 0" (84"), 8' 0" (96")
Max Landings7
Overhead Clearance Required6' 8" cab requires 102", 7' 0" cab requires 106", 8' 0" cab requires 117"
Power Requirement230V with 30amp circuit / 110V with 15amp circuit
Pit Depth8" minimum, 12" recommended
EmergencyEmergency phone, emergency stop switch
SafetySlack cable switch and wedge safeties, final limit switch, integrated interlocks, emergency stop switch. All safety features required by ASME A17.1, section 5 (National Elevator Code)
 
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Elevator FAQs

How much does a home elevator cost?

For most consumers, this is their first question, but there is no easy answer. Ultimately, cost depends on a variety of factors, including: how many floors will the elevator be traveling,  custom finishes, cab configurations, and many more.

Your best bet is to speak with an expert who can assess your situation and provide recommendations based on your home layout, your budget, and other needs. An experienced elevator expert can usually give you a ballpark estimate in just a few minutes over the phone.

How long does it take to manufacture a home elevator?

Once the manufacturer has all the information they need to create your custom home elevator, the average manufacturing time is 6-8 weeks. This ensures that every component meets construction and safety requirements, and provides you with the right equipment to accommodate your home.

How long does it take to install a home elevator?

If the hoistway has been installed and the site has already been prepared to accommodate the new elevator, then installation can range from 1-3 days.

How much room do I need to install a home elevator?

The smallest standard cab size we offer requires a 52” x 54” hoistway, which allows for a 36” x 48” cab size. Many homes are built with the capability of adding an elevator where closets are vertically aligned.

Do I need a pit or my elevator, and how deep should it be?

Yes. A pit recessed 12” down from the bottom landing finished floor is standard. An 8” pit may be permitted in some instances.

How much overhead clearance do I need for my home elevator?

The amount of overhead clearance needed depends on the cab height. Generally, the overhead clearance will be 22” greater than the cab height. Overhead clearance is measured from the top finished floor, to the nearest obstruction in the elevator shaft.

Examples:

Cab Height: 80" - Overhead clearance: 102"
Cab Height: 84" - Overhead clearance: 106"
Cab Height: 95" - Overhead clearance: 117"

What is the best elevator drive system?

If you have been doing your research, you may have noticed that hydraulic, chain, winding drum and vacuum drive systems are used to power elevators. The overhead winding drum system is usually the preferred option for most homeowners due to the fact that it does not require a machine room. Elevators utilizing an overhead winding drum system are also referred to as Machine Room-Less Elevators, or MRL Elevators.

Do home elevators look and feel like commercial elevators?

One of the biggest differences people will notice between residential and commercial elevators are the doors, simply because everyone is used to seeing the big sliding metal doors in commercial buildings.

Our residential elevator blends seamlessly into the home with a standard left or right-hand door that can match the other doors in your home. From the outside, the only indication of an elevator will be the buttons on the wall.

The cab’s interior finishes are completely up to you ranging from a selection of melamine colors to luxurious wood choices (birch, oak, cherry, mahogany).

What are my decorative design options?

More affordable elevators will come with melamine panels. You can choose among different colors or opt for hardwood veneers, and raised panel cab designs. Options for fixture finishes, handrails, and car operating panels are available as well.

How far can a home elevator travel?

The Elite Residential Elevator can travel a maximum of 7 floors with 7 stops, which is much more than the vast majority of residential elevator installations. Most applications that require more than 7 stops will need to opt for a commercial elevator.

Are home elevators safe?

Absolutely. Residential elevators are subject to strict manufacturing and installation codes that are meant to protect consumers and offer maximum safety. As long as your elevator was properly installed, you can rest assured that it will operate smoothly and come with a long-list of safety features.

Are there financial advantages to installing an elevator?

You may be able to enjoy certain tax deductions for installing a home elevator if it is medically necessary, but be sure to check with your tax professional to see if this applies to your situation. In addition, an elevator can increase the value of your home.