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 is fully installed). Keeping this […]

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 by this panel. When […]

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 appreciated by many clients for […]

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 spectrum is quite wide as […]

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 to have the 3-speed car […]

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 to be inspected upon turn-over […]

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. We recommend that you work […]