Wheelchair lifts allow wheelchair users to access higher porches or decks that would be difficult or impossible with ramps. Taller wheelchair lifts can also provide access to the second story of a home, either from the interior or exterior.
At Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, we offer a wide range of wheelchair and platform lifts for homes in Maryland, northern Virginia, or the Washington, DC, area. We specialize in mobility and accessibility solutions for Rockville and Bethesda homes, including elevators, platform lifts, wheelchair lifts, stairlifts, and more.
Our company has been in business since 2008, and we work hard to provide the best service and products available.
A wheelchair lift is a platform that can lift a wheelchair vertically. Systems designed for short lifts of a few feet typically have an open platform with handrails, while those for higher lifts may be partially or fully enclosed to keep the user safe and secure on the platform.
There are several designs available for different applications, from portable lifts for travel to permanently mounted lifts for at-home accessibility.
There are a few basic types of wheelchair lifts for various applications. At Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, we offer these types of wheelchair and platform lifts:
Designed to lift a wheelchair a few feet, portable wheelchair lifts can be used indoors or outdoors, and they’re ideal for accessing porches, decks, or split-level layouts like raised or attached garages.
Designed to lift a wheelchair from one floor of a home to another, interior wheelchair lifts are usually partly enclosed for safety, and they lift vertically.
An alternative to a vertical lift, an inclined platform lift follows the angle of a set of stairs, lifting the wheelchair while keeping the platform level and parallel to the floor. It serves the same function as a chair lift without the need to get out of the wheelchair.
With a fully enclosed design, an exterior platform lift allows a wheelchair user easy access from one floor to another without the extensive construction an elevator requires. It’s mounted permanently to the outside of the home.
Your choice of lift will depend on the layout of your home and what areas you need to access. A portable lift may be ideal for traveling or occasional use on a deck or a porch, but a better choice may be a permanently mounted exterior lift.
If you need to access the second floor and have plenty of space inside, an interior lift or an inclined platform lift may work. If space is limited inside, an exterior platform lift may be best.
When you need a knowledgeable, local source for wheelchair lifts, platform lifts, and other accessibility solutions in Maryland or the DC area, turn to our team at Signature Elevators & Accessible Design.
We offer the latest wheelchair lifts from companies like Trust-T-Lift, Harmar, and Butler, and we provide quality, professional installations.
We work hard to meet our customers’ needs, and we’re proud to offer some of the best accessibility solutions in the DC area, plus great financing options to make the process as convenient as possible.