Posted on September 25, 2020
There’s no doubt about it: the Washington D.C. metropolitan area is an excellent place for your dream home. Whether you live in the urban locales of Capitol Hill or Georgetown, or a suburb in Montgomery or Fairfax County, we can see why you’d want to stay in this region for the long haul. Whether you want to age in place, or to make your home more hospitable to your in-laws, it’s time to start thinking about accessibility. Below, we have laid out some reasons that chair lifts may be the best option for you.
We get it: residential elevators can be on the costlier side. The low cost of chair lifts just might be their biggest selling point. Of course, not all chair lifts are equal in value. Their price can be impacted by whether they are new or used, as well as the specifics of the staircase itself. A staircase with curves or turns is going to end up costing you more. But the dividends might just be worth it in the end.
Life in the D.C. metropolitan area can be busy and fast-paced. Installing a chair lift is probably the quickest option to substantially improve your home’s accessibility. They can be installed in just a few short days. In addition to speed, the installation of a lift is far more straightforward than most elevators. With the exception of pneumatic vacuum elevators, residential elevators can’t be installed just anywhere.
At Signature Elevator, we understand that the safety of yourself and your loved ones is of the utmost importance. Chair lifts may not appear to be as safe as regular elevators, but you can rest assured that they are. They can come equipped with numerous additional safety precautions, such as seat belts and enclosed motor to prevent hair or clothing from catching. There are also battery-powered stair lifts that will continue to operate in the event of a power outage.
One of the scenarios in which a chair lift makes the most sense is if you are only in need of a temporary solution. Perhaps you are momentarily hosting your parents or in-laws and need to accommodate them. Or perhaps you experienced an injury that has temporarily made you unable to use the stairs. If that’s the case, it could be overkill to install an elevator. Consider a stair lift instead.
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 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/