As a leading installer and technician of lifts and elevators throughout Alberta, one of the common concerns clients come to us with is the desire to make their building more accessible. LULA elevators are a perfect solution for many businesses, with plenty of perks to be found. Read on to learn more about these fantastic products!
What is a LULA elevator?
LULA stands for Limited use/limited application. They are a hybrid between a full-sized commercial elevator and a wheelchair lift. While the aesthetic and ride are the same as a traditional elevator, LULA elevators are designed to facilitate handicap accessibility for buildings.
LULA elevators are cheaper than most commercial elevators to install and require a much shallower pit for operation. This makes the lifts ideal for low-rise buildings, churches, schools, and other public buildings looking for accessibility options.
As we said above, LULA elevators are typically cheaper to install than traditional commercial lifts. This is due to the smaller size of the units, as well of the ability for the hoistway to be built from wood or sheetrock in place of concrete. Another perk for property owners is reduced need for maintenance. Where most commercial elevators require maintenance, LULA lifts require service every six months, drastically lowering the overall cost of maintenance.
If you’re looking at options to make your building more accessible, LULA elevators may be the perfect fit. Contact us today to learn more!