Whether you choose a straight stairlift or a curved one, it’s important to install the lift correctly. Proper installation ensures your safety and reduces the risk of damage to your stairlift.
Stairlift Installation Professionals
Chair lift installation doesn’t require any structural modifications to your home, but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy job. For best results, work with an experienced installer to ensure your lift is installed properly the first time. A professional installer has the skills needed to install the track, hook up the wiring, and make sure the carriage—the chair that carries you up and down the stairs—is mounted correctly.
Measurements for a Stairlift
When it comes to buying a chair lift, getting the right fit is one of the most important considerations. Before you start shopping, measure the distance between the top of the staircase and the foot of the staircase. That measurement helps determine how long the track needs to be. You also need to measure the height and depth of the steps. With accurate measurements, it’s easier to choose the right stairlift for your home.
Curved vs. Straight Chair Lifts
If you have a staircase that does not go straight up and down, you’ll need a curved stairlift. Curved lifts operate just like straight ones, but they are ideal for spiral staircases and staircases that have curves measuring up to 90 degrees. It’s even possible to install a curved stairlift on a staircase with multiple landings. Let us know if you have a curved staircase so we can help you choose the model that is right for you.
Installation of Outdoor Stairlifts
Outdoor stairlifts make it easy to get outside and enjoy nature. You may want to install an outdoor stairlift on the steps leading to your front door, the stairs leading to your deck or patio, or a steep walkway leading to your front or back yard. Before you buy a chairlift, let us know if you need one suitable for outdoor use. Outdoor models are made from materials that resist weather-related damage, so they are not interchangeable with the models made specifically for indoor use.
Chair Lift Benefits
Using a chair lift has several benefits. If you are worried about maintaining your independence, installing a stairlift can help you stay in your home instead of having to move in with loved ones. Using a chair lift regularly also reduces your risk of injury. When you ride up and down the stairs instead of climbing them yourself, you don’t have to worry as much about falling. Chair lifts are also ideal for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. If you experience joint pain, stiffness, muscle spasms, and other symptoms, the chair lift is available to carry you up and down the staircase.
Picking a Stairlift
Don’t rush the process of choosing a stairlift. Take time to compare several models and see which one best fits your needs. We have everything from basic chair lifts to high-end models, and we’re ready to help you pick just the right one.