Is a Home Elevator Worth It?

If you have mobility issues yes it is worth it. While a stair-lift is good the home elevator can provide more mobility to those in wheelchairs, allowing them to go to upper levels of the home they cannot get to without the elevator.

The soldier who has prosthetic limbs or is in a wheelchair, sports injury to the legs, grandparents who may not have the balance they used to will all find a home elevator worth it.

Benefits of a home elevator

What are the benefits of a home elevator?

  • Greater mobility
  • Safety
  • Convenience
  • You can age in your home without worry about getting to other floors of the home
  • Adds value to your home

Imagine if you or someone you love who has not been able to access all floors of the home can with the help of a home elevator. For loved ones, it can give peace of mind knowing that their loved one can navigate the entire house without worry of falling.

Greater mobility also helps reduce depression. People want to be able to participate in life, do things for themselves, and have the freedom to move around. When they can no longer move around in their home it leads to depression which leads to more pain and other medical issues.

According to the National Association of Realtors, a home elevator can add value to your home and be an asset to the home listing. Especially, when the buyer is looking to purchase their forever home, with an elevator they will be able to remain in the home as they age.

How expensive is a home elevator

A residential elevator from A+ Elevators will fit any budget.

Generally, the price of a residential elevator runs between $7,000.00 and $50,000.00. The cost will depend on the size, the weight capacity, the height of the interior of the lift car, and the motor type. It will also depend on how much work has to be done for installation. If you want the car hidden it will cost more.

Other costs that you may encounter are

  • Vertical shaft designed by an architect
  • Permits for construction and the installation
  • If your home is more than two floors you pay more
  • Automated doors and phone
  • If you choose to use higher quality materials such as glass or custom lighting

These may be additional costs depending on your location.

Types of home elevators

A+ Elevators offer five types of residential elevators.

Gearless drive system this system employees a permanent-magnet gearless motor causing an exceptionally smooth ride while functioning at almost silent sound levels. It is the same technology used in commercial high rise buildings.

Electro-hydraulic drive system this system uses a state-of-the-art electronic variable valve assembly for a calmer quality ride, giving you comfort without sacrificing quality and reliability.

Direct gear drive system A+ Elevators reduce the amount of friction in the gearbox by using an in-line style gearbox so it reduces the internal gears. This lowers the sound of the elevator operating by as much as 50% which is a huge benefit to the owner.

Vuelift is a stand-alone elevator that does not require a hoist-way to be constructed by a general contractor. It’s smaller than a traditional elevator which makes it a great pick for new construction and renovations.

Pneumatic vacuum drive system is one of the most budget-friendly and “green” systems available anywhere. It uses air to power the elevator movement. Made of PVE aluminum and polycarbonate self-supporting tubular design it can be installed in just a few days.

The A+ Elevator staff will gladly help you choose the elevator that suits your needs and budget. Stop in, visit us on the web, or call our office to schedule an appointment.

So, is a home elevator worth it? Yes, from mobility for family members who are disabled, injured, convenience, safety, and it can add value to your home if you decide to sell it later on. A+ Elevators can help you find the right elevator for your needs, home, and budget. An elevator can make a huge difference in mobility between floors. It can help improve mental mood by helping people be more independent in the house.