At Arrow Lift, we understand the importance of making the right decision for you or your loved one when choosing a stair lift. That’s why we’ve put together the Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide to help you make your choice easier. In this guide we’ll explore the various types of stair lifts, options, and pricing, but we won’t stop there. Keep reading to learn more about what’s included in the Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide, and find out how to get a free copy today!
As an accessibility lift company with over 35 years experience, we’ve had the pleasure of helping thousands of Clients through this process. With this experience, we’ve compiled a list of the most important things you should ask your stair lift company during the buying process, and we also address:
- When buying a stair lift might not be the right fit
- What to expect during the stair lift purchase process… from your first meeting with a Lift Expert, all the way through to installation and follow-on service
- Answers to our Clients’ most common questions
To receive the full Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide for free, click here.
Stair Lift Types
Stair lifts offer a safe and reliable solution for individuals to travel from one floor to another. Their construction-free design makes stair chair lifts a popular choice for many homeowners with mobility challenges and those choosing to age in place.
There are two primary categories that all stair lifts fit into: Straight and Curved. These categories refer to the shape of the stair lift rail that the chair travels along.
Straight Stair Lifts
Straight stair lifts are ideal for straight stairways that have no curves or landings in them. Because this style of stair lift rail is relatively simple, these stair chair lifts can often be installed relatively quickly, within days.
Curved Rail Stair Lifts
As the name suggests, curved rail stair lifts have a rail that bends around landings and staircases with turns. These stair chair lifts are designed specifically to fit your staircase dimensions, ensuring a perfect fit and a smooth ride from one floor to the next.
Customizing Your Stair Lift
Stair lifts offer a large range of customizable features. From safety features, to practical customizations for your home’s floor plan, to aesthetic customizations that suit your tastes, there are many ways for you to make your stair lift your own.
Here are some of the most common Stair Lift Customization Options:
- Retractable Rails
- Power Swivel Seats
- Footrest Options
- Chair Size Options
- Color Options
- Seat Belt/Safety Harness Options
In our Stair Lift Buying Guide, we dive into these customizable options, stair lift pricing and more. Get a free copy of our guide delivered to your email today!
Stair Lift Pricing and Important Questions to Ask Your Stair Lift Company
Stair lift cost is often one of the most important considerations. We recommend asking your stair lift company what the total cost will be to make sure there aren’t any hidden or unexpected fees in your future. At Arrow Lift, we quote you one price for everything including installation, permits, and a warranty.
In addition to pricing, our free Stair Lift Buying Guide will cover many of the important topics that we recommend discussing with your Stair Lift Expert before deciding to buy. For example:
- Are there certain types of staircases where a stair lift won’t work?
- How does the mobility level of the person using the stair lift impact which lift to choose?
- What type of warranty is available?
A Look at the Stair Lift Buying Process
Now that we’ve given a brief overview of stair lift types and options, let’s go over how to get a quote, purchase a stair lift and get it installed in your home. The stair lift buying process involves five simple steps:
Let’s take a closer look at these steps:
Step 1: Showroom Visit
Visiting an Arrow Lift showroom is the best way to compare different stair lift models before you buy. Our local showrooms have several working stair lifts ready and waiting for a test drive.
Step 2: Schedule a Free In-Home Consultation
Our Team will work with you to schedule a free-in home stair lift consultation with one of our Stair Lift Experts. Our Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide will walk you through how to prepare for your in-home consultation and what to expect.
Step 3: Select and Purchase Your Stair Lift
When you’re ready to make a decision, your Stair Lift Expert will work with you to finalize your stair lift purchase.
Step 4: Have Your Stair Lift Installed
On installation day, a professionally trained Stair Lift Technician will come to your home. Our Technician will install your stair lift and show you exactly how to use it. When the Technician leaves, your home will be in the same condition as when we arrived–remember, no construction is typically required!–but you’ll have a safe and reliable stair lift ready to use!
Step 5: Enjoy Your Stair Lift
Whether you plan to use your new stair lift 10 times a day or once a week, Arrow Lift’s stair lift will be there to help you access the areas of your home that may have previously been off limits.
Get your Copy of the Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide
Would you like to learn more about the stair lift buying process? Our comprehensive Ultimate Stair Lift Buying Guide is a free resource designed to provide you with the answers to your stair lift questions. In this guide, we take a more in-depth look at each of the topics introduced above, from stair lift types, to what to expect during each step of the buying process. As a special bonus, we’ll also share answers to the most common questions we receive after installation is complete and go over best practices for maintaining your stair lift.
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