Do I Need a Straight or Curved Stair Lift?

When purchasing a stair lift for an elderly or disabled loved one, take time to put yourself in their situation and ask, “Do I need a straight or curved stair lift?”  This is the most basic of at least two questions for you to consider as you get started.

Sterling Handicare 2000 Curved Stair Lift for Metro Atlanta or North Georgia HomeQuestion 1. Do I need a straight or curved stair lift in my home?

A straight stair is a stair with a regular rise and run pattern that goes straight up from one floor to the next. If you have any of the following situations, you will require a curved (or custom) stair lift, or possibly two straight stair lifts:

  • Switchback stairs: A stair that goes up 6 or 7 risers to a landing, then goes up another 6 or 7 steps to the next level.
  • Curved stair: A stair that curves in a fixed radial pattern.
  • Irregular straight stair: A straight stair that has one long step in the middle, or shifts in one direction part way up the stair.

Question 2. Will the stair lift be in an indoor or an outdoor location?

Initially this may seem an easy question to answer, but after you consider a few things, it may be more challenging. Curved or custom stair lifts are significantly more expensive than straight stair lifts. If your indoor stair location requires that you install Sterling Handicare 1000 and 2000 outdoor stair lift Atlantaa curved or custom stair lift, you might consider locating the lift out-of-doors on a stair that is straight.

The Bruno Elite stair lifts are available in four models, one outdoor and three indoor models. These install easily and quickly, indoors or out. Be aware that if the straight stair has significantly irregular step dimensions, you may require a custom lift.

Shop carefully for your stair lift, there are many popular brands which vary regarding the stair lift quality, capacity rating, availability, warranty, dependability, and ease of servicing. For information about stair lift selection and ordering, contact the experts at Stair Lifts Atlanta. We will assist you in making the best decision for you, your home and your loved ones. We offer disability equipment, stair lifts, platform lifts and residential elevators; and assistive technology for your metro Atlanta or north Georgia home.

The Stair Lifts Atlanta installation expert is fully certified by the State of Georgia, as required by law. We will visit your home, evaluate your situation, and provide pricing and availability information. Call us today at (770) 880-3405 or send us an email using our website contact form.

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