Misconceptions About Owning a Stairlift

Posted on May 4, 2020

For anyone with limited mobility, a residential elevator or a stairlift can be a life-changer. In particular, you might consider adding a stairlift to your Montgomery County home if you don’t have enough space for an elevator or are looking for an accessibility solution with a quicker assembly time. However, many people shy away from stairlifts because of false information about their quality. Here are some of the most common misconceptions about stairlifts.

Stairlifts Can Be for Anyone

The myth is that a stairlift is strictly necessary for someone who has a mobility problem, particularly for the elderly. However, like a home elevator, a stairlift can be useful for anyone. It doesn’t matter how old or you are if you need extra help getting around your house. In fact, stairlifts are often a more popular choice for younger people who are recovering from a serious illness or injury because stairlifts are available to rent. You aren’t forced to choose between a residential elevator or a stairlift either, because a stairlift is also a good temporary solution while you are waiting to install your home elevator.

Stairlifts Don’t Block the Stairs

Many people believe that stairlifts are notorious for taking up all of the room on a stairway and that they eliminate the ability for other people to comfortably walk up and down the stairs. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Stairlifts are very compact and convenient while also being sturdy. The main railing runs close along the wall, and the chair folds away when not in use. And if for any reason you find that the chair is in your way, you can move it with a push of a button.

Stairlifts Are Easy and Inexpensive

Lastly, if you’ve never had experience with getting a stairlift installed, then you might believe the rumors that it is just as long a process as getting a home elevator. However, most stairlifts can be assembled in just a couple of hours. Because of this, the cost of the average stairlift easily starts at just under $5,000. If you have been thinking about getting a stairlift but were hesitant, hopefully this new information will help clear up these doubts.

Contact Signature Elevator & Accessible Design Today for Your Stairlift!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/

Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/

Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/

Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/

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