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Safe, Affordable Stair Lift Solutions Can Make Your House Livable Again
If you have ever had a hard time getting up and down stairs, you are not alone. Every year thousands of people look for a solution to the problem posed by the stairs in their home.
The choice to purchase a stair lift, also known as a chair lift, stairway lift, and electric stair lift, is often difficult until people consider the alternatives. When faced with moving, remodeling, or living on one level, many people find that installing a stairlift is the easiest, most economical option for making their home livable again. All-Ways Accessible is brick and motar store that sells value first and foremost. Visits our design center so you know what the options you have available to you. We are just a short drive from anywhere in NH, ME or VT.
What Does a Stairlift Cost to Install?
That is a really tough thing to say definitively. However, a Stairlift for a straight set of stairs with appropriate clearances will run you $2,800 - $4,000 installed. A set of stairs with a curve or landing on them will be in excess of $10,000 all the way to $25,000 installed. An average curved stairlift is about $12,000.
There are a lot of variables and options that you may want or need for safety reasons that can affect the price. It is always best to have one of our accessibility specialists evaluate the site (at no cost or obligation) to determine what is the right stairlift for you. We believe the only real way to give our customers the value they deserve is to provide a complete evaluation to ensure they get what they want and need!
Which Stairlift is Right
It’s important to know what factors to take into consideration when choosing a stair lift. People not only come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they also have varying abilities to operate a machine safely on a stair case. In addition, stairs are built in many different configurations; some stairs are straight, some curved, and some stairs have ninety degree turns. Top and lower landings can have obstacles that impact the safe use of a stairway lift, especially for someone with strength and balance impairments. And then there are the flooring products--carpet, wood, tile--that need to be taken into account. That’s why it’s important to talk with a lift specialist about choosing the right stair lift for your home. The lift specialists at All-Ways Accessible will evaluate your home, educate you about the best options, and even give you a chance to test out different stairway lifts in our showroom.
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Straight Stair Lifts
When most people think about a stair lift, the standard straight stair chairs are the ones that most often come to mind. The majority of homes have a basic, wooden, straight stairway. People often ask how wide the stairs need to be to accommodate a stair lift. We tell them that if the stairs are 32 inches wide or wider, you can install a stairlift on it. However, a person’s height and some other factors can impact whether a lift will work on a narrower set of stairs. That’s why we like to do a home visit; we want to make sure the lift is right for you AND your home.This is just one of the many reasons All-Ways Accessible is known for providing value to it's customers.
The biggest misconception about stair lifts is that the rail is installed on the wall, when in fact, with almost every straight stairlift, the rails are bolted to the stairway. If your stairway is made of something other than wood, that doesn’t mean you can’t install a stair lift – it just means it will take some extra special care to install it properly. Because straight stair lifts are the most common chair lift option, All-Ways Accessible maintains an inventory of two different brands so we are ready to install your stairlift as quickly as possible.
Custom Curved Stairlifts
Stairways are like snowflakes, no two are alike, and not all of them are straight. That’s when a custom-designed and digitally - configured curved stair lift makes the most sense. By using high tech measuring software and a special camera, our lift specialist can ensure that your custom curve stair lift fits perfectly! Here at All-Ways Accessible, we do not recommend curved stairlifts that use modular rail systems (these are basically standard rail pieces that are “fit” together). Modular rail products are hard to fit and require several attempts to get the rail angles correct. This can mean a lot of extra holes in your stairway. One man drilled 136 holes trying to make a modular rail system fit his stairway before contacting us about a custom engineered rail system. Yes, the custom engineered rail takes longer to get, but we believe it makes for a better fit, a better installation and a much more satisfied customer!
Stair Lift Options
Stair Lifts come in various makes and models. Stairway lifts also come with a variety of different features and accessories. All-Ways Accessible offers 4 different stairlift options:
- New Straight Stairway Lifts
- New Custom Curved Stairlifts
- Rental Stair lifts
- Certified Pre Owned straight Stair Lifts.
When most people think about a stairlift, the standard straight stair lifts are the ones that most often come to mind. The majority of homes have a basic, wooden, straight stairway. People often ask how wide the stairs need to be to accommodate a chair lift. We tell them that if the stairs are 32 inches wide or wider, you can install a stairlift on it. However, a person’s height and some other factors can impact whether a stairway lift will work on a narrow set of stairs. That’s why we always do home visits; we want to make sure the stair lift is right for you and your home.
The biggest misconception about stair lifts is that the rail is installed on the wall, when in fact, with almost every straight and curved stair lift, the rails are bolted to the stairway. If your stairway is made of something other than wood, that doesn’t mean you can’t install a stair lift – it just means it will take some extra special care to install it properly. Because straight stairlifts are the most common chair lift option, All-Ways Accessible maintains an inventory of two different brands so we are ready to install your lift as quickly as possible.
For some people, the need for a stairlift is only temporary.
If you are recovering from an accident or surgery and your ability to climb stairs is restricted, don’t add insult to injury by sleeping on the couch or scooting up and down the stairs on your back side.
Rent a stair lift!
Our stair lift rental program is a minimum of 3 months, and the price quoted includes installation along with 3 months rental.
If you need the chair lift for more than 3 months, then we are happy to extend the rental. If your rehab turns into something more permanent, we can even convert your rental stairway lift into a purchase and apply a portion of your paid rental fees toward the purchase of the stair lift!
Certified Pre Owned Stairlifts
When customers inquire about our stair lifts, more often then not, they usually inquire about the availability of a used lift. At All-Ways Accessible, we do sell used straight stairway lifts if we have them. However, used lifts are very popular, and our inventory does vary. But it never hurts to ask!
We do buy back some straight stairlifts; it depends on how old they are, whether or not they have been serviced regularly, and how many we already have in inventory at the time.
All Stairlifts that come to us go through a quality control certification process before moving to our certified pre owned stairlift inventory.
If you purchase a used straight stairlift we do offer some type of labor warranty on the used stair lifts we sell. It varies by stairlift; age is usually the largest determining factor in the length of warranty.
All-Ways Accessible is your local Stannah Dealer for New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.
Stannah is a family-owned business with over 140 years of experience in the lifting industry. They make some of the world's best-selling stairlifts, and have sold over 500,000 globally.
Better by design
A good prouct depends partly on using quality materials, but far more on the skill of designers and engineers. Stannah has a worldwide reputation for thoughtful design; the stairlifts are styled to fit into your home, are easy to use, reliable, and have approprate safety features included as standard.
Examples of the thoughtful design include the way stair lifts can be folded without bending down (especially important at the top of the stairs), the seat belt placement on the end of an armrest (much easier to reach than a seat belt by the hips) and the shape of the track which is narrow, and enclosed so that anything dropped on it falls harmlessly aside.
All Stannah Stairlifts use a reliable battery system with a smart trickle-charger that plugs into a standard power outlet. Not only does this use very little electricity, it is also quiet and makes for a smooth ride that will allow you to use your stairlift in the event of a power outage.
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