We offer vertical wheelchair lifts and inclined platform lifts. Vertical wheelchair lifts are a mobility solution that can transport a wheelchair or other mobility device vertically between levels. An inclined platform lift can carry a wheelchair user over an existing staircase on a level platform. Both types of residential wheelchair lifts provide an increased ease of accessibility to your home.
Vertical Wheelchair Lifts
Residential vertical wheelchair lifts, also called vertical platform lifts, are often used to transport a wheelchair or scooter to allow access to an elevated porch or from a garage to the main floor of your home. Residential lifts are a safe and affordable option that can be customized to fit your specific needs and can be used in indoor and outdoor settings.
Vertical Wheelchair Lift Features:
- Weather-resistant models
- Indoor and outdoor applications
- Steel construction with powder-coated finish
- Multiple enter/exit configurations
Safety Features of a Vertical Wheelchair Lift:
- Grab Rail
- Obstruction detection sensors below platform
- Upper final limit switch
- Emergency stop switch
- Non-skid platform
There are different types of wheelchair lifts, and for this reason, specifications may vary with each model.
- Weight Capacity: 750 lbs.
- Lift Height: up to 14 feet
- Platform Controls: Constant-pressure up/down control switch installed on the platform
- Landing Controls: Constant-pressure hall call control station provided at each landing
- Rise and Travel Speed: 10-20 feet per minute
Benefits of a Vertical Wheelchair Lift
Vertical platform lifts provide many advantages for people who face daily mobility challenges. They offer a simpler way to navigate between floors in your home as this device can transport you from one level to another with the push of a button.
Wheelchair platform lifts can also provide users with:
Regain your independence with a vertical wheelchair lift! With this device, you won’t have to rely on others to help you move around in your home. It promotes independent living because no assistance is needed to use it. Simply position yourself onto the platform, push the button, and move freely to different levels of your home.
- Long-Term Reliability
Vertical platform lifts come with user-friendly controls for operation by people with mobility challenges. Once installed, they are reliable and easy to use, making them an excellent option for home accessibility.
With a vertical platform lift you can move from floor to floor with a push of a button and you never have to leave your wheelchair. These lifts include many features to ensure that they are safe for users.
Inclined Platform Lifts
Inclined platform lifts, while less common, are another option to provide enhanced accessibility to your home. These lifts have a platform that moves diagonally up your existing staircase. They require additional space at the bottom of the stairs for the platform to park when not in use. Depending on the layout of your home and your accessibility needs, these inclined platform lifts may be the ideal solution for you.
When installing an inclined platform lift, it’s important to have one of our lift experts survey the area to ensure that there’s enough space to complete the installation. The three most significant limitations for installing an inclined platform wheelchair lift are the space available at the bottom of the stairs, the clear overhead available on the stairway, and the stairway width.
Finish Options for Your Residential Wheelchair Lift
Arrow Lift offers customers a wide range of wheelchair designs to choose from. Our wheelchair lifts for sale come in finishes such as stainless steel, white, black, and grey. Some models can also be painted to nearly any custom color for an additional cost.
Frequently Asked Questions About Residential Wheelchair Lifts
Can I rent a wheelchair lift or do I need to buy one?
Purchasing your own wheelchair lift is the best choice for you or your family member. Every home is different, and to ensure a safe and secure ride, it’s important to install a platform lift that has been created to travel the proper distance.
Is a permit required for installing a wheelchair lift in my home?
Permits for installing a wheelchair in your home depend on your location, city or state. If a lift permit is required for your home, our sales representative will discuss this and will help you with the process.
How are inclined lifts installed?
Installing an inclined lift is a very involved process and should be performed by an experienced wheelchair chair lift specialist. Inclined platform lifts are fitted to the stairway, and a small motor is placed next to the lower landing.
Do I need a ramp for my outdoor wheelchair lift?
Yes, most often, a short flip-up or retractable ramp is installed on the platform lift to ensure a safe and smooth entrance and exit on the lower landing. In some cases a stationary ramp is used, or no ramp may be required. During a free consultation, our lift experts help you determine what options are best suited for your home.
Should I get a ramp or a wheelchair lift for my home?
While ramps can be useful to access homes, they are not always a practical solution. If the rider needs to travel even 3 feet vertically, the length of ramp required to safely travel this height could easily be more than 20 feet. Wheelchair lifts can travel the same vertical distance but they fit into a much smaller space.
The Best Wheelchair Platform Lift for Your Home
We at Arrow Lift, pride ourselves on providing high-quality mobility options for your home. For over 35 years, we have offered clients high-quality accessibility solutions to make it easier to move throughout their home.
Contact the Arrow Lift today and begin your journey of finding the right mobility option for you.