Curved or Straight Stair Lift, Which Do You Need?

For Atlanta residents living in multi-level homes and experiencing limited mobility, a stair lift can greatly contribute to peace of mind and ease of access in moving safely from one floor to another. What specific factors influence the selection of a curved or straight stair lift?

Curved Stair Lift

Handicare Curved Stair Lift

Straight Stair Lift – The economical choice

A straight lift is the obvious choice when the staircase on which the lift is to be installed rises directly straight up to the next level. This lift is constructed on a fixed rail that runs the entirety of the staircase. The straight stair lift offers the more economical stair lift choice, as well as considerably faster ordering and installation time frames.

Curved Stair Lift – Often a necessity

A curved stair lift is installed for a variety of irregular staircases including circular stairs, switchback stairs (which rise to a landing before continuing to the next level), or those stairs that ascend asymmetrically. Since the designs are custom-built to accommodate specific variances in stair features, the curved lift price is considerably higher and both ordering (2-3 weeks) and installation time frames (min. 6-8 hours) are longer.

“Before placing an order for a stairlift you should ensure the staircase has been assessed to make sure it is suitable for the stairlift you have chosen. It is rare that a stairlift cannot be fitted to a staircase but some systems may have limitations that mean they are not suitable for your home.” (Via Handicare)

Which Do You Need, a Curved or Straight Stair lift?

While the choice of a curved or straight stair lift may seem simple, a home assessment by a qualified specialist will help you determine which lift is the right one for your home.

For information about stair lift selection and ordering, contact the experts at Stair Lifts Atlanta/Atlanta Home Mods. We will visit your home, evaluate your situation, and provide pricing and availability information. The installer is fully certified by the State of Georgia, as required by law. For more information, contact us at 770-880-3405.

(Author – J. Vernon)