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3 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Wheelchair Lift

Woman Using Wheelchair Lift

Learn how to choose a wheelchair lift.

If you use a wheelchair on a daily basis, you should be able to access your home easily.  An essential feature for any wheelchair-bound homeowner is a wheelchair lift, which can be installed inside or outside of your home.  You should look for a wheelchair lift that is easy to use and fits in your home seamlessly.  Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow so that you can choose the right wheelchair lift for you.

Platform v. Incline

When it comes to choosing a wheelchair lift, you first have to know the different types that are available.  If you need to access your deck or porch, then you should look into a platform lift for your home. A platform lift is designed to get a wheelchair user up and over any vertical barrier.  If you need to access a staircase in your home, then you could invest in an incline lift. The structure transports you and your wheelchair diagonally along the contours of a staircase. Both lifts are simple to get into and are very safe and easyto use.

Focus On Space

When looking at wheelchair lifts, you need to take the dimensions of your home into consideration.  If you have low ceilings or limited floor space, you want to choose a lift that takes up minimal square footage.  Incline lifts are designed to be tucked and put away easily so that they take up a minimal amount of space. Platform lifts are perfect if you have more space and you need to get over large structures such as a deck.

Location Is Key

Preferred Elevator offers wheelchair lifts that can be installed in or outside of your home.  Whether you need to access a screened porch or get up and down your stairs, a lift can be installed on your property.  

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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