Category: Residential Elevators

Home Elevator Fascia

Home Elevator Finishing Tip – Fascia

Is your home elevator height lower than your door heights? Hide the elevator equipment from sight by adding a fascia at the top part of the door frame. The fascia should be added at the time that your contractor installs the door frames on every level (schedule this after elevator Read More

Jun 09, 2017

The Controller

The controller is located in your machine room. Think of the controller as the elevator’s brain. The controller is a series of relays, electronic components and a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) that work together to help the elevator run smoothly and safely. All of the elevator’s functions and travel are controlled Read More

Jun 01, 2017

Home Elevator Bi-Fold Doors

FEDERAL FEATURE IN FOCUS – Bi-parting Doors

This is one of the several door opening options that Federal Elevator offers. Bi-parting doors are a great option for the client who is looking for a modern and elegant entrance to their elevator. They are finished in a brushed stainless steel and are fully automatic. Bi-parting doors are widely Read More

Jul 11, 2016

How much does one of these things cost anyway?

One of the first questions I almost always get asked after I tell people that I work for an elevator company is, “How much do one of those things cost anyway?!”. A residential elevator can cost you from about $20,000 to upwards of $40,000 depending on layout and finishes. The Read More

Jun 09, 2016

FEDERAL FEATURE IN FOCUS – 3-Speed Car and Hall Entrance

When deciding on door options for your elevator, our 3-speed car and hall entrance (applicable to residential and commercial projects) is the contemporary choice.  This fully automated option gives the elevator a sleek look. Don't want to sacrifice space to have this feature? No problem, we can work with you Read More

Jun 09, 2016

Safety Features Included in our Residential Elevators

A common inquiry that we receive from potential clients is: "What safety features are included in my residential elevator?". This is an important question as unlike commercial elevators, residential elevators in Ontario and in most North American jurisdictions are not required to meet any specific code and are not required Read More

Jun 08, 2016

Preparing Your Home for an Elevator Install

So you have decided to include a residential elevator and you contacted us for a quote, you may be wondering what the next steps are. While Federal Elevator will provide you with a quality residential elevator, we are do not provide you with the hoistway that will enclose the elevator. Read More

Jun 08, 2016

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