Stair Lift FAQ

What is a stair lift and how does it work?

Stairlifts allows safe travel up and down stairs while sitting. The stairlift includes track, seat and motor. They are great for people who have complications going up and down the stairs.

How long does a stairlift installation take?

Depends on the type of stairlift and the location. A stair lift is typically installed within 8 hours.

Does the stairlift attach to the wall or the stairs?

Stair lifts have mounting legs that the track mounts to, the legs are then installed on the steps. Typically up to 4 steps

What is the difference between an indoor lift and an outdoor stairlift?

Outdoors stairlifts are designed and made with different material to allow for all types of weather conditions.

Does Medicare or private insurance pay for stairlifts?

We always advise customers to contact their insurance carrier and ask. As insurances are always changing, they can do the same for medicare although stairlifts are not commonly paid for by those providers.

How long will a stairlift battery last?

Stair lift batteries usually last a few years. It also depends on the manufacturer and the usage of the stair lift.

Can a stair lift be custom made for my home?

Yes, Custom curved stair lifts are made by the manufacturer for your specific stair case and can take up to 3 weeks to get.

How wide do my stairs need to be to have a stairlift installed?

Depends on the height of the person and the unit that is being installed. Typically  under 26”  becomes to narrow.

Is there any weight limitations for a stairlift?

Yes depending on the stairlift make and model though there are heavy duty stairlifts for up to 600lbs.

Can I get a stairlift installed if my stairs are curved?

Yes. If you are in need of a stairlift tha is curved you would request a custom curved stair lift installation. 

Can Stairlifts be rented?

Yes we rent stairlifts on a monthly basis for as long as you need.

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