Residential Elevators

Residential elevators provide convenient access to all levels of your home. Once considered a luxury item, more people are finding residential elevators a more practical method of accessing all levels of their home. The use of a residential elevator for mobility and moving objects such as luggage or groceries a much easier in multi-level homes. Port City Elevator has partnered with leading manufacturers who have a long standing industry presence and whose commitment to safety and quality are un-matched. We specialize in one of a kind and custom residential elevators to meet each customer’s exacting needs.

Whether you are considering building a new home or adding an elevator to your current house, Port City Elevator can assist you in designing the correct elevator to meet your needs.

Since a residential elevator is an extension of your lifestyle, we offer a wide variety of cabs, entries, doors, fixtures and finishes to match your home’s decor.

An elevator’s drive type is a major factor in selecting the right residential elevator. The most common drive systems are In-Line Geared, Hydraulic, and Winding Drum. Each drive system offers customers unique features.


In-Line Drive:

  • Ideal For Coastal Areas
  • Most popular drive system on the market
  • User friendly
  • DO NOT require a separate machine room
  • Offer self-diagnostic capabilities
  • Offer Battery Backup in case a power outage
  • Energy Efficient
  • Extremely smooth and quiet

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Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators

  • Perfect for small spaces
  • Add architectural and modern appeal
  • DOES NOT require a pit
  • Up to 35’ of travel
  • Very smooth and quiet
  • Less Construction cost compared to a tradition elevator
  • Available in 3 sizes, (30”, 37”, and 52”)
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Fully transparent and panoramic view without cables or pistons that block vision

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  • Uses hydraulic piston to move the elevator cab
  • An additional machine room for the hydraulic tank and controller is required.
  • Provide an exceptionally smooth and quite ride

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Winding Drum

  • Lift the elevator cab by winding cable around a drum
  • Drum can be mounted in an additional machine room or in shaft

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