Buying a stairlift is an extremely important decision. You must ensure to pick the one that is right for your needs, as well as fit your home. If you struggle with your mobility, then it may be time to consider a stairlift purchase. Better to do this before climbing the stairs becomes too much to manage. Having a stairlift installed in your home is not as stressful as you might first think, and with many cases disabled stairlifts can easily be installed in one day, with no mess left and no fuss.
What type do you require?
Careful consideration is needed once you do decide to purchase a stairlift. For example, what shape is your staircase? Stairlifts come in two main varieties: straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts. If your staircase has any bends or corners then a curved stairlift would be most suited. Otherwise, you will probably require a straight staircase.
How long will you require a stairlift?
You should also consider how long you will require the stairlift. For example, is you mobility issue only short-term, such as after an accident, or would you require the stairlift indefinitely. Rental stairlifts are an option for those who do not require stairlifts for a lengthy amount of time, and can be paid in small weekly or monthly payments. These payments cover any service fees that may be required if anything should go wrong with the stairlift. Although, all rental models are serviced before being fitted, meaning that it is very unlikely it won’t run effectively.
Do you need a brand new stairlift?
If you are buying a stairlift outright, you can decide on whether you would prefer a brand new model or whether you would be perfectly happy with a reconditioned model. You don’t need to worry about reconditioned models having more problems, or being low quality, as all reconditioned stairlifts are fully serviced before being fitted into a home. It is more than likely that you will also receive warranty on your stairlift. However, you can purchase additional warranty for extra piece of mind.
Perhaps a Perch stairlift?
If you have difficulty bending your knees, then you could also consider a perch stairlift model rather than a standard seated model. A perch stairlift has a small seat that can be rested against whilst still standing. Thus, you won’t be discomforted by putting stress on your joints when lowering level. An example of some well manufactured stairlifts can be found here on Meditek’s website.
Find out more
To find out more information on purchasing a stairlift, contact UK Stairlifts either by calling or using our online contact form. You can also arrange for a free stairs assessment, in which we will visit your property and assess which lift is most suited to your property, and then discuss your options and provide a quote. Call us on 0800 080 7997.