Selecting a Stair Lift
How do stair lifts work?
Provide SpinLife with just a few easy measurements and we'll custom-cut the track to your specifications. The track mounts to the stairs, not the wall, and can be installed on either the right or left-hand side of your staircase. A minimum of a 29" wide stairway is needed to allow a 6' tall adult to use the lift comfortably. Every stair lift is equipped with built-in safety devices such as sensors on the footplate that recognize obstructions in the track and optional keyed systems that allow only the intended user to operate the lift.
Do you want a straight or curved stair lift?
Curved stair lifts are not available for online purchase. Please contact a stair lift dealer in your area. They are more complex, are completely custom to your staircase and cost in the $8,000- $15,000 range. Keeping that in mind, consider purchasing two straight lifts to handle a staircase with a landing. Just order one straight stair lift for each section and transfer from one unit to the other at the landing.
Back-Up Battery (DC) Models v. Direct Power (AC)
Choose a model with a battery back-up if there are frequent power outages in your area. These models will allow for 15-20 trips even when the power is out. Batteries need to be replaced every 2 years and cost less than $200 when purchased at SpinLife. Plug-in models are a good choice if you are making 20+ trips a day and you don't want to worry about replacing batteries.
All models sold by SpinLife are suitable for self-installation. It is estimated to take one handy person about 2 hours using common household tools including a drill and a screwdriver. Please keep in mind that even when self-installing, some states require that permits be obtained. All Summit Access stair lifts have the option of Nationwide* Professional Installation for a worry-free installation (the cost of installation does not cover any required permits or additional required electrical work). Just purchase your stair lift from SpinLife, and the professional technician will call you directly to schedule a convenient time to install your lift.
Your stair lift will be delivered by a freight company. You will receive a phone call from a freight company in your area once the lift has arrived locally, and they will work with you to schedule a delivery time that is convenient.
Stair lifts come in three boxes: 1. The track. 2: The motor. 3: The seat. Because these units are delivered via freight, they are not eligible for expedited delivery. The units ship within 2-3 business days since the track must be cut to order, and they usually take 3-5 business days to arrive.