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Cost Stair Lift: Buyer Tutorial

The number one question from consumers is,
“How expensive are stair lifts?”
or equally phrased
“How much does a stair lift cost?”

Cost Stair Lift Buyer Tutorial

Man Using an Acorn 180 Stairlift

Curved Stairlift—A Unique Solution for Curved Staircases

A curved stair lift works on virtually any type of staircase. The curved stairlift can operate on multiple landings and multiple stories. You have the option to decide exactly where you want to start, stop and park the stair lift both at top and bottom of the staircase.

Designed for Convenience and Flexibility

You may want the curved stairlift to take you down a hallway to your bedroom door or you may want it to lead you right into your living room, it could do that too. Curved stairlifts can take you all the way from basement to your third-floor bedroom if that's what you require.

 

Curved stair lift cost depends on the complexity of the staircase, distance traveled, the number of landings and turns, and any additional features selected to meet your needs.

The broad answer for stairlift costs price for a curved rail stairlift, begins approximately $7,500 and up, for the national average stair lift price range of stairlifts, which includes standard safety features, installation and warranty. An on-site home survey is recommended to determine the accurate cost price of a curved stair lift.

Curved Stairlift Hinged Rail Option!

Automatic powered hinges can be fitted when there is an opening or doorway at the foot of the stairs.

Acorn 180 Stairlift

Straight Stairlift—Ultimate Solution for Straight Staircases

The straight stair lift is a straightforward solution for straight staircases with about 12-14 steps. Straight stair lifts use a standard rail that is built to fit virtually all straight staircases, and are the least expensive type of stair lift. The rail is cut to fit the exact length of any straight staircase. Stair lifts that are fitted directly to the steps of the staircase and not to the wall usually require no structural changes to your home.

Straight stair lifts can come in a slimline fold-away design, so others in the household may use the stairs as usual. Some models have a swivel seat that rotates at the top of the stairs, so you don't have to twist your body, to get on or off of the stairlift. Certain models have pressure-sensitive paddle switches on each arm rest for ease-of-use, to make the stairlift easy to operate with your left or right hand, and hand-held remote controls are convenient to allow you to send the stairlift up or down the stairs, making it simple to share with other loved ones.

Acorn 130 Stairlift
Folded Acorn Stairlift

A battery powered stair lift allows additional peace of mind, to keep the stairlift operating in the event of a power outage. For additional safety, the stairlift footrest should be close to the floor, so that the stairlift ends level with the top stair, giving easy access to the landing.

Other important features are a soft-start and soft-stop feature which insures that every ride on the stairlift is smooth and comfortable and there should be a safety belt for added security. A variety of comprehensive safety features are important such as a keylock to turn the unit off, when it is not in use, to keep children from playing on the stairlift. Safety sensors are necessary on the stairlift carriage that can quickly stop the stairlift should anything get in its way.

The option of a hinged rail is ideal when there may be a doorway near the foot of the stairs. A hinged rail option is designed to eliminate any obstruction or trip hazard at the foot of the stairs.

The broad answer for a stair lift costs price for a straight rail stairlift, is approximately $3,000 - $5,000, for a national average price range of stair lifts, which includes standard safety features, installation and warranty. An on-site home survey is recommended to determine the accurate cost price of a straight stair lift.

Straight Stairlift Hinged Rail Option!

All Acorn Stairlifts are available with a unique hinged rail option.


Acorn Outdoor Stairlift—A Perfect Solution to Enjoy Your Favorite Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Stair Lift

Outdoor Straight Rail Stair Lift

A fully weather proofed outdoor stairlift model is ideal for outdoor use, for garden steps, sun decks, porches, front stoops, and garage or basement steps, for users who require a stairlift outside their home.

Outdoor stairlifts are very popular with those who live in beach homes, as it is well protected from the ravages of salt air. All metallic components should be protected with a weatherproof coating. Outdoor models should be built to withstand and resist the outdoor elements, such as cold, heat, rain and snow. Plastic components need to be heat and UV resistant, protecting the stairlift from fading and ambient heat damage.

Outdoor stairlifts usually have the same features and benefits as their counterpart indoor stair lift models and manufacturers often supply a weather resistant outdoor stair lift cover, as standard for outdoor models, to keep the stair lift free from leaves and snow.

The broad answer for a stair lift cost price for an outdoor straight rail stairlift, is approximately $3,500 - $6,500, for the national average price range of stairlifts, which includes standard safety features, installation and warranty. An on-site home survey is recommended to determine the accurate cost price of an outdoor straight stair lift.

Outdoor Curved Rail Stair Lift

Outdoor curved stair lift costs prices start approximately at $8,500 and up, for the national average price range of stairlifts, and can increase depending on the length and complexity of the steps or set of stairs and the surrounding walls or structure. Stair lifts that are fitted directly to the steps and not to a wall usually require no structural changes.

Infra-Red Remote Control

The Outdoor Stair Lift is an ideal solution for situations involving any outside staircase that is exposed to the elements, including exterior garden steps, sun decks, porches, front stoops and garage or basement steps. Some manufacturers include an infra-red hand-held remote control.


Stair Lift Costs FAQ an Q&A

What Influences the Cost of a Stair Lift?
 
Stair Lift Q&A

The Price of a Stair Lift can Depend on Several Factors:

• How far will your stair lift travel?
• Is your staircase straight or curved?
• What is the cost of installing a stair lift?
• Will the stair lift operate even in a power outage?
• What convenience issues need to be considered?
• Does the stair lift have a low-level foot rest for safety?
• Does the stair lift have a safety over-speed governor?
• Does the stair lift include all safety features as standard?
• Is there a digital display on the stair lift for technical functioning?
• Are there any safety issues around the staircase environment?
• Are there landings at the top, middle and bottom of the stairs?
• Does the installer have a help desk 24 hours, 365 days a year?
• Does a manufacturer’s warranty come with the stair lift?
• Does the stair lift installer provide aftercare service?
• What are the ongoing service maintenance costs?

There are a few essential topics to consider when choosing a stair lift for yourself or a loved one. The correct stair lift is the one that lets you live in the home you treasure, love and enjoy.

It eliminates the difficulties presented by stairs and gives you a safe, dependable alternative to expensive choices, such as remodeling your home, investing in a residential elevator, moving to a single level home or to an assisted living facility.

Stair Lift Q&A

A surveyor can help you with answers to your questions

Stair lift costs, installation, service maintenance and aftercare are significant matters in the decision-making process. A stairlift surveyor can help you with answers to your questions and solve the FAQ’s on cost stair lift prices.

Start by addressing the features that can affect the cost of your stair lift and address the needs of the stair lift user, with a free user needs’ analysis consultation, conducted by a certified surveyor consultant, during a free on-site home survey, staircase measurement and free fixed written stair lift cost price quotation.

A surveyor will be able to explain about stairlifts and options, as well as answer any questions you might have about installation.

Finally, a surveyor will be able to give you a detailed stairlift costs quote for your custom stairlift.

As no two staircases are the same, and people’s mobility needs differ, it is only through a ‘no obligation to purchase’, complimentary home survey that one can fully understand which configuration you will need and the surveyor will provide an accurate stair lift price.