You should begin with considering your own needs & requirements, which will help you to decide what stairlift you need. There are two main types of stairlift, straight for straight staircases and curved stairlifts for stairs with corners. If your staircase has a landing in the middle of a twist then a curved stairlift will be the solution for you. If you are unsure of what stairlift you need then you can contact one of our advisors. They can come and survey your home and find out what stairlift you need. They can also take preliminary measurements and provide you with a rough quote.
Something you might also want to consider are reconditioned stairlifts as these can end up saving you a lot of money. Reconditioned stairlifts are ideal for those who are on a tighter budget, or for those that may only need a stairlift temporarily. As long as you’re purchasing from a professional provider, the refurbished stairlift will be as safe as a new one.
The only problem with reconditioned stairlifts is that you are only able to buy straight stairlifts. This is due to the rail as curved rails are manufactured for the home they were originally installed in. Curved stairs aren’t a standard size, so it’s difficult to re-use curved stairlifts. You are however able to use reconditioned chairs/seats with a custom curved rail. Straight stairlifts are still an option for those that are looking for a cheaper solution for a good quality stairlift.
Hopefully with this in mind, you’ll be able to find a stairlift that is going to suit your needs. Regaining that sense of independence & freedom is important, and we hope that everyone looking for a stairlift can gain that by having a stairlift in their home. We hope this article has helped guide you in the right direction.