FAQs about RAM’s Home Elevator Installation

by | Jun 14, 2024 | Elevators, Lifts

Investing in a home elevator is an easy way to make your home more accessible. With RAM Elevators + Lifts, it’s even more so. RAM builds custom home elevators for clients of all needs, each elevator coming with ease-of-use features such as soft start and stops, limited pit required, and a whisper-quiet all-electric drive system. Ordering your very own custom home elevator is simple with RAM. But there are a few questions that we find people asking again and again when it comes to home elevator installations, and we are here to answer these questions below. Keep reading to answer any of your home elevator installation questions.

What is a “pitless” elevator? How does that affect installation time?

Typically, a home elevator installation means digging a deep pit for your elevator. Retrofitting an elevator into an existing residential home is even more difficult and invasive than incorporating it in a new build. RAM, however, has designed our elevators to need no more than a three-inch pit to ensure a safe home elevator installation. This, too, can be made easier with our pitless elevator option, which needs only a three-inch ramp for flush access.

Can you install home elevators in any home?

Yes! We will do a home elevator installation on almost any home. Whether you need a home elevator installed in an existing home or planned into a current build, RAM elevators are luxury elevators fit for any home. If you are unsure of where to put the home elevator, we can help! Give us a call, and we can book a time to come assess your home and determine the best course of action.

Where will you install my home elevator?

If your home seems a little crowded to install a home elevator, that’s okay! In these cases, installing the elevator requires a little more time and planning but is not totally impossible. There usually is a spot that works really well, such as floors with closets or pantries stacked above one another. If you are unsure where you would install a home elevator, we can assist in finding the perfect location. Reach out!

Does this mean I have to have an elevator machine room?

No! RAM Elevators + Lifts will never ask you to give up a separate room in your home to hold essential machinery and equipment. RAM home elevators have a machine room-less design where it is compact and self-contained. When you install a home elevator through RAM, your home will only change to accommodate the elevator.

Contact RAM to Book Your Home Elevator Installation

At RAM, we are helping to make accessibility the norm without sacrificing aesthetics. Luxury and functionality coexist at RAM Elevators + Lifts, and each product comes with complete customizability. For every client in need of mobility solutions in their own home, RAM can install a custom home elevator for you. Contact us to learn more, or request a quote for your home now. Our team will reach out as soon as possible.


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