What Type of Wheelchair Lift is Best for Your Fairfax County Home?

Posted on November 5, 2018

Whether you live in Great Falls, Vienna, Alexandria, or Arlington, Signature Elevators & Accessible Design has the tools you need to transform your home into an accessible one. Just because someone has recently been placed in a wheelchair does not mean that they should have to relocate from the comfort of their home. Wheelchair lifts are great to incorporate into homes to make it easier for people in wheelchairs to get around and allow them the opportunity to comfortably age in place. Here are just a few types of wheelchair lifts to help you decide which is best for your Fairfax County home.

Platform Lifts

A platform wheelchair lift is the most common type of lift. These wheelchair lifts are designed to help people get over any vertical barriers. They are primarily an outdoor option and occasionally an indoor possibility. Platform lifts tend to be bulky and require more room. Unlike an elevator, you don’t simply press a button, but you have to hold the button down on lifts. The button requires constant contact.

Incline Lifts

This type of wheelchair lift is great for a smaller Fairfax County home because it doesn’t take up as much space. If you don’t have enough room next to your staircase to install a lift or an elevator, then the incline chair lift may be your best option. Rather than going straight up, incline lifts are designed to travel diagonally along your staircase, moving you right over top of your stairs. When it isn’t in use, it can be easily moved out of the way for those who don’t need the lift.

Residential Elevator

A residential elevator is a great way to improve the aesthetic and value of your home while serving the needs of those in a wheelchair. Residential elevators are becoming very popular because they are dependable, luxurious, and are easy to install with new technology. This is the most expensive option but it is very much worth the investment. Home elevators are made to last for years to come, add style to your home, and are completely closed in, making them the most secure option!

Contact Signature Elevators Today for Your Wheelchair Lift or Home Elevator!

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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