What is an outdoor stairlift?
Like indoor stairlifts, outdoor stairlifts are designed to move you from one level of your home to another. The difference is that outdoor stairlifts have weather-resistant features, including weather-resistant covers, and they are specifically made to stand up to the elements, including rain and the hot sun.
What are the benefits of outdoor stairlifts?
Outdoor stairlifts offer the same benefits outside as an indoor stairlift does inside. They can be used with the stairs that lead to your front or back porch or deck, as well as your dock if you live on the water. Outdoor stairlifts are available for both straight and curved staircases around your home, and for many people, especially seniors, they can play a vital role in staying independent despite mobility limitations.
How much does an outdoor stairlift cost?
There are several factors that can affect the cost of your outdoor stairlift. A stairlift on a short staircase will be less expensive than one that is several yards long, and stairlifts with curves will cost more than straight ones. The cost will also vary according to the model you choose, but on average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $3,500 to $6,500 for a straight outdoor stairlift and $12,000 or more for a curved one.
How safe is an outdoor stairlift?
When they are properly installed, outdoor stairlifts are just as safe as indoor ones. They are equipped with safety features, such as motion sensors and a seatbelt or restraint system, to keep you safe while using the unit. In addition, using an outdoor stairlift can help reduce the risk of slipping and falling down the stairs.
Can I install my own outdoor stairlift?
Your outdoor stairlift should be installed by a professional installer who knows how to assemble and install the device properly and safely. They will make sure everything is working the way it should when they are finished. Installing your stairlift on your own can void your warranty.
Are my stairs suitable for an outdoor stairlift?
Outdoor stairlifts can be installed on most outdoor staircases, whether they are long, short, curved, or straight. Our trained professionals can address your specific situation and help you made a decision about which model would work best for you.
How long will it take before my outdoor stairlift can be installed?
Your outdoor stairlift is custom-made to your specifications. The timeframe for installation depends on the size and complexity of your staircase, as well as which model you choose. Most stairlifts can be installed within a couple of weeks, but it may take longer in certain situations. Our trained professionals can give you a better idea of a timeframe when they take your order.
How will my outdoor stairlift be installed?
Our trained professionals will come to your home to discuss your options and take measurements. We will then design and build your outdoor stairlift system. Then our installers will properly install your new stairlift. They will also make sure you know how to safely use your new outdoor stairlift before they leave.
What are the weight capacities for outdoor stairlifts?
The weight capacity of outdoor stairlifts varies according to the model you choose, but most outdoor stairlifts can support around 300 pounds. When you meet with one of our trained professionals, you can discuss what your needs are to make sure you get the right outdoor stairlift for you.