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More Questions People Ask About Stairlifts

More Questions People Ask About Stairlifts

Here are more questions people may ask about stairlifts.

Have you thought about getting a stairlift for your home? Stairlifts can offer many benefits that make them valuable to homeowners that use them. With that said, there are questions that can arise regarding them, which could affect whether or not people choose to invest in them. We’ve already discussed some of these questions in the past, but there are still other questions we want to acknowledge. Here are more questions people may ask about stairlifts.

“What are the Different Types of Stairlifts?”

There are two primary types of stairlifts: straight ones and curved ones. Straight stairlifts are designed for straight staircases, and curved ones are custom built for curved staircases, stairwells with landings, and the option to park the chair out of the way at the top/bottom landings.  

Straight lifts are cheaper to install, which makes them enticing options if you’re trying to save money. Curved lifts, on the other hand, give the consumer options for the non-standard stairwell.

“How Long Does a Stairlift Installation Take?”

Perhaps you’re planning to make use of your new stairlift starting at a certain time. Fortunately, many installations are fairly quick. For straight stairlifts, you can expect them to be ready in one to two days. Curved stairlifts will take a bit longer to install due to their added complexity in design.

“What Happens If the Power Goes Out?”

The great thing about stairlifts is that they are typically battery-operated. This means that they will still be able to work for multiple trips, even if a power outage occurs. Because of this, you won’t have to worry about being stuck on a single level of your home in the event that the power goes out.

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

For over a decade, 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 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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      Essex, MD 21221
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