Stair lifts are a practical solution for homeowners who are experiencing mobility and accessibility issues in their homes.
Many homeowners opt to install stair lifts because they do not require structural modifications and can be folded away when not in use. Additionally, Arrow Lift can remove the stair lift when it is no longer needed.
Since 1985, Arrow Lift has installed literally thousands of stair lifts, yet we fully understand this process may be new to your family, and that you’ll have concerns about making the right selection.
In this article, we’ll answer one of the most common questions: What is the stair lift weight limit?
What is the Average Stair Lift Weight Limit?
Typical stair lifts have a weight capacity of 300 pounds, though many have capacities of 350 to 400 pounds.
Stair lifts are designed with various safety protocols in place to ensure the safe transportation of the user. However, beyond weight, there are other considerations, like arm width and seat belt functionality that should be assessed.
Additionally, the type of stair lift you have can affect its weight capacity. Continue reading to learn about the different types of stair lifts and their weight capacities.
Straight Stair Lifts
Straight stair lifts are an efficient and cost-effective option for homes that have a straight stairway.
Generally, straight stair lifts have higher weight capacities than curved stair lifts. Some straight stair lift models have weight capacities of up to 400 pounds to serve larger individuals.
In addition to higher weight capacities, optional upgrades can be fitted to increase comfort and accessibility. For example, power swivel seats and powered footrests can assist occupants getting on and off the stair lift safely and comfortably.
All in all, straight stair lifts are an exceptional option; however, there’s more in store. Keep reading to learn about curved stair lifts and how to have a stair lift installed in your home.
Curved Stair Lifts
Curved stair lifts are a great option because they can be built to fit nearly any stairway, including stairways with multiple landings, spiral staircases, and more.
Weight limits for curved stair lifts vary because weight capabilities are dependent on the design and unique features of the staircase.
Ultimately, a consultation with a stair lift expert can help you determine the appropriate solution and weight limit of a curved stair lift in your home.
Continue reading to learn how our stair lift experts can help you find a stair lift for your needs.
Consult an Expert to Find the Perfect Stair Lift For You
As one of the largest stair lift dealers in the US, Arrow Lift has a multitude of options available for every home.
We aren’t interested in finding a product that just checks a box. We’re devoted to identifying a solution that will help you feel safe in your home.
We start this process by surveying your staircase to determine the feasibility and will usually recommend several chairs that will meet your needs. You also have the option to visit one of our local showrooms to demo different stair lift models.
From the initial consultation, to installation, and regular maintenance, we’re here to support you.
Let our 35+ years of experience guide you through the process and help you find the appropriate stair lift solution.