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It’s a sad fact that we all reach an age where even climbing up the stairs of our home can become a challenge. I know a lot of people (grandparents, in particular) who are currently experiencing these problems and it can’t be a fun process. As I said, however, it happens to everyone and we need to accept that by purchasing a stairlift. Whether you’re looking for yourself or for someone you know, it isn’t as easy as you might think. There are a few different things you need to know about stairlifts and these include the fact that there are more types than one. To be more specific, there are different types of stairlifts that are designed for different shapes of stairs? So what do I mean by that? Read on to find out in my guide to the type of stairlift you should purchase.
The Type of Stairlift
The first thing you need to do is figure out which way your stairs are shaped as this will determine what kind of stairlift you should actually buy. This is pretty simple; are they straight or are they curved? If they are straight, then you should get a straight chairlift. If your stairs have any curves, you should get some curved stairlifts. It’s a pretty simple equation. Once you’ve made this decision, some people from whatever company you’ve hired will come round and come up with a plan for specialized stairlifts for your stairs. Each model tends to be unique (or close to it) and they’ll need to be able to see your stairs for that. After they’ve made their plans, you can sit back and wait for your order to come and for the lift to be built.
Where to Buy
Next, you need to think about who you’re actually going to buy your stairlift from. As you can probably guess, there are a lot of companies out there who specialize in these kinds of devices and it’s up to you to try and choose the best for you. Some companies are better than others for a variety of different reasons, but the main thing you should be looking for is quality. There’s no point in having a stairlift installed that will break really easy or is just low in quality in general. Make sure you do some good research; look at as many models as possible and figure out which ones will be best suited to your stairs.
Price is an important factor as well; this is the case no matter what you’re looking to buy. Due to there being a lot of companies selling stairlifts, there are a lot of varying prices out there on the market. That’s why there’s more to it than just jumping on board with the first stairlift you see- you need to put some time into your decision and actually have a good thing. Don’t go for the most expensive lift as you can probably find one similar in quality for a lower price, but don’t go for the lowest price either as this will usually result in a lack of quality. It’s all about finding that happy balance.