OBX vacation rental homes with elevator access bring a whole new level of ease and comfort to your stay! Outer Banks rentals typically have multiple levels and feature many steps. This really puts those who have mobility issues or use a wheelchair at a disadvantage. Homes with in-home elevators make it easier for everyone. No more worrying about how to get from floor to floor, just hop in the elevator and head upstairs!
Note: Elevators are a helpful device that provides easier navigation from floor to floor of your vacation rental home or condo. While helpful, elevators can also be a hazard to little ones (just like pools or the beach). If your rental home or condo is equipped with an elevator, please take the proper safety precautions of closing the internal gate and monitoring doors when children are occupying the home.
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Often, people wonder if an elevator will add value to their home. Luckily, a home elevator not only makes a home more accessible to those with disabilities, but it can also add property value to a home. Depending on the type of elevator, and overall design, a home elevator can add thousands of dollars in property value to a home.
Does your home already have an elevator shaft: If your home already has an elevator shaft, it will be much cheaper to install a home elevator. Why Because retrofit elevators are much less expensive to construct than a brand new elevator shaft. Retrofitted elevators can cost as low as $20,000 while a new construction elevator may cost up to $80,000.
Elevator maintenance cost: Regular elevator maintenance will allow your home elevator to remain functional for years to come. Elevator maintenance costs an average of $200-500 per maintenance visit.
The best thing about installing a new elevator in a home under construction is it's less expensive than adding an elevator to an existing home. You can spend between $21,000 and $25,000 for a basic two-stop elevator when adding it to your new home with a basic three-stop elevator costing from $28,000 to $30,000. Two-floor elevators in new homes start around $20,000 with each additional stop costing an additional $1,500 to $2,000.
Home owners who choose to attach the elevator to the exterior of the home rather than indoors can expect the cost of the unit to start at $30,000 or more.The price of a home elevator is also influenced by its size, carrying capacity, safety features and speed.
Pneumatic vacuum elevators are the latest model of home elevators that are air-driven tube elevators that take up less space than traditional elevators and don't require a hoistway or machine room. They come in 30-, 37- and 52-inch diameter models and are capable of a 35-foot vertical rise over as many as four stops.
As America's leader in home elevators, we understand your connection to your home and we realize the important role our products have in your lives. That's why Nationwide Lifts is the only residential elevator company to offer its customers a large selection of products, the industry's best warranty, 24/7 phone support and a network of offices across the United States.
Close up all vents and openings in top of hoistway and machine room to prevent water from intruding.While this procedure appears obvious, it should be noted that adequate ventilation for the elevator machinery is necessary. If the machine room is air-conditioned, you shouldn't have vents for the machine room, unless they're used for emergencies. If you depend on ambient ventilation (powered or passive) this should be done at the very last stages of your facility preparation, as the equipment can heat up much faster than you might think. Hoistway ventilation is not as critical and close-up can be performed early on. It is a risk for fire protection, so this should not be done semi-permanently. Put it on before a storm and take it down after the storm has passed. It is preferable to have a permanent means of preventing water from intruding this space by installing it in a manner that will still allow ventilation, such as a hood over the exterior vent grilles. It should be noted that not all hoistway vents may be readily accessible and permanent covers or hoods should be designed and installed prior to hurricane season to prevent driving rain from entry. Since hoistway vents are at the top of the shaft, they may be readily accessible from the roof of the building. If not, a cover may be installed from the inside, either by your elevator contractor or properly qualified building maintenance personnel.
Run elevator to center of hoistway and pull the main breaker in machine room (not the main breaker located elsewhere).This should be the very last thing you do during the warning phase, just before you evacuate the building. Buildings so designated as ''hurricane safe,'' which will house some personnel, should perform this just before the winds rise above 45 MPH. We have recommended the middle of the hoistway as a compromise.
Generally, if the water encountered in the pit is minimal and is not near any equipment in the pit, the elevator may be run. If water leaked under the door or through a vent in the elevator machine room, and there is no water on the equipment or signs of water having been on the equipment, then it may be safe to run the elevator. If water is in the cab and it did not leak in from above, the elevator may be run. If water conditions appear above the cab or on any part of the equipment do not run it until it can be properly evaluated.
There is a man that takes the elevator down from the 21st floor of his apartment building in order to get to work every day. When the work day is over and he comes back home, he takes the elevator to the 15th floor and takes the stairs the rest of the way up.
Hydraulic drive is a popular choice for homeowners looking for quality, safety, and the quietest ride. Hydraulic elevator systems use a ram or piston to raise and lower the car by filling or releasing fluid into an airtight cylinder. A machine room is required with Hydraulic drive systems.
Inline Gear drive is a popular choice for homeowners concerned with space and size. The Symmetry Inline Gear drive system does not require a machine room making it the ideal solution when you do not have the space for one. The motor sits at the top of the elevator, so an access door is required.
The Inclinator Machine-Room-Less (MRL) Cable Drum drive system runs on 2 custom-formed guide rails used for increased stability. The entire drive system is housed in the elevator shaftway. Since a separate equipment room is not required, this drive system requires less space.
The Cambridge residential elevator remote monitoring system is the next step in the technological evolution of the home elevator industry. Whether it is a simple service issue or a critical system alert, the remote monitoring system will automatically send you a notification detailing the specific code alert and a list of diagnostic actions to resolve the issue. This new system can help our customers save time and money by avoiding unnecessary service appointments.
An innovative and unique design, Stiltz lifts were created to help you stay in the home you love when the stairs become too much. This constant pressure lift does not require an elevator shaftway making it an easy and affordable solution. Since an elevator shaft is not required, Stiltz lifts fit easily into most pre-existing spaces. The car travels on two self-supporting rails, which require no load-bearing walls. In most instances, a ceiling aperture is all the construction necessary to install a Stiltz lift. These lifts are an attractive, affordable, and effective solution when hoping to stay in your existing home forever.
An elevator in the home can be medically necessary in the case of individuals desiring an independent life but facing mobility issues due to age or physical disability. Home elevators are practical additions to the home which can increase its value, and the only reimbursable expenses are those which exceed the amount of value added to the home.
Home elevators enhance accessibility and also allow individuals to move heavy loads between floors. This is often the most appealing aspect of a home elevator. Elevators allow individuals to move quickly and effortlessly between floors of their home, and can carry large amounts of weight, allowing the individual to perform chores and tasks that would otherwise require outside assistance (Disabled World).
Home elevators are usually customizable and can be selected with a variety of options depending on the vendor and configuration of the home in which the elevator will be installed. There are several different mechanical types of home elevator with various advantages and disadvantages, including cost.
Elevators also require inspection, usually every six to twelve months, and routine maintenance and repair. In terms of size, home elevators are about the size of a walk-in closet. Home elevators usually require a machine room too, which can be located in the basement.
If a physician suggests a home elevator is required for treatment, mitigation, prevention, cure or diagnosis of a medical condition, a Letter of Medical Necessity (LMN) can be obtained for FSA, HSA and potentially HRA reimbursement (always check plan guidelines).
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