There are three types of common home lifts: screw home lifts, hydraulic home lifts and traction home lifts.
Screw-type home lifts: Screw drive lifts have a self-contained shaft, and therefore do not require a pit, machine room, or have top-level height restrictions. It’s suitable for small spaces; maximizing the utilization of building space, and for units in buildings with less than six floors, such as villas, duplex buildings, lofts, split floors, lofts, stacked villas, etc.
It’s also ideal for homes with a floor slab, waterproof layer or cable ducts under the ground of the house since these features would make it impossible to dig a pit.
Hydraulic home lifts: The characteristics of hydraulic lifts are very similar to screw-type home lifts. They have low civil engineering requirements and do not have a machine room. However, because the cylinder piston of hydraulic lifts has a limited service life, expiration and wear and tear pose a risk for oil leakage, resulting in the need for frequent and costly maintenances.
Traction home lifts: Traction lifts have higher requirements for civil construction. They require a shaft and have top-level height requirements. These lifts can be installed in villas, independent self-built houses, multi-story villas, duplex buildings and floor-level households with a basement. These units have a heavy load-bearing threshold and the capacity for a pit.
Traction home lifts are known for their low noise, fast speed, stable operation and energy-efficient qualities. The price of traction home lifts varies depending on the brand.
*Screw home lifts are recommended for apartment buildings with under six stories. Traction home lifts are recommended for apartment buildings with more than six stories.