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Most elevators are built to last for about 20-30 years of service, as long as service intervals specified and periodic maintenance/inspections by the elevator company are followed. As the elevator ages and equipment become increasingly difficult to find or replace, along with code changes and deteriorating ride performance, a complete overhaul of the elevator may be suggested to the building owners.

A typical modernization consists of controller equipment, electrical wiring and buttons, position indicators and direction arrows, hoist machines and motors (including door operators), and sometimes door hanger tracks. Rarely are car slings, rails, or other heavy structures changed. The cost of an elevator modernization can greatly range depending on which type of equipment is to be installed, and which company is chosen to do the job. Our prices at Classic Elevator are very competitive, and unlike some companies we use all non-propitiatory equipment that can be maintained and serviced by any company.

Modernization can greatly improve operational reliability by replacing mechanical relays and contacts with solid-state electronics. Ride quality can be improved by replacing motor-generator-based drive designs, with newer technology providing near-seamless acceleration and deceleration. Passenger safety is also improved by updating systems and equipment to conform to current code.

We also offer incredible package deals at even further discounted prices along with a purchase of an cab interior modernization, so if you are in need of a mechanical and cosmetic update this is your one-stop elevator optimization option.