Understanding The 3 Types of Chair Lifts
Stair Lifts can come in all shapes and sizes, and because of that they can vary in price depending on type and modifications. Stairlift elevator costs do differ, however there is an average price for each type that you can use as a base for your budget.
- Straight Unit Starting Price – $1200
- Curved Unit Starting Price – $8000
- Outdoor Unit Starting Prices – $2500/$9000
Its important to understand how each type of stairlift elevator functions and how they best perform. Each stair lift type can share similar traits regardless of brand or type, they do have different functions and features. Here are some common features that each stair has depending on their type.
Straight Stair Lifts – can come with manual or power footrest folds and chair swivels, obstruction sensors and internal batteries.
Curved Stair Lifts – have all of the features of a straight stair lift in addition can have covered railings and multiple charge stations for their battery units.
Outdoor Stair Lifts – can be a straight or curved model while also having innate weather resistance and water proof covers.
These are certainly not all of the features that these units have and some brands have specialized traits for their units. For example Bruno has handcrafted railings for their curved units while Harmar is known for having compact units for tight spaces. Knowing which brand of stairlift you want also affects your shopping choice.