How To Choose a Stair Lift
A common question we’re asked by customers who call is, “How much do they cost?” People are led to ask this question because many stair lift companies only sell one brand or one model. This one size fits all approach is rarely helpful since every stairway and every user is unique. At one of our showrooms you’ll be able to see Stannah, Bruno and Acorn chair lifts on the stairs.
To have a stair lift installed in your home for most straight stairways you should budget between $2,500 to $5,500. Many homeowners choose a model in the $3,000 to $4,500 range. Prices quoted will include permit and inspection (where required), full installation and warranty. There are never any hidden fees. We proudly feature stair lifts by Stannah and Bruno.
Still considering other options? In our home state of Minnesota the average monthly cost for assisted living is over $2500/month. Nursing centers are in excess of $9000/month. Compared to those rates a stair lift clearly is the economical choice and, you get to stay in the home you love!
As always, there are differences from manufacturer to manufacturer and especially differences in the training and expertise of installing and servicing companies. We recommend you only work with a provider who offers a showroom where you can see and try the various chairs and where local service personnel are available on-call. Make sure and talk with a stair lift expert at Arrow Lift if you think a stair lift would help you or a loved one enjoy the full use of their home. We’ll help you select just the right one for your individual abilities and need.
Still considering other options? At a premium price point you will find models designed to blend into your home’s decor like fine furniture. They have custom color upholstery and even wood trim. Extra safety and ease of use features like push button footrest folding, power seat swivel, and automatic retracting rails can be added based on your needs.
At the economy price range you may find one of our better models available in a reconditioned version. Brand new economy stair lifts will provide basic accessibility up and down your stairs, the minimum required safety features, simple arm controls and limited color choices. No matter which chair you select, Arrow will professionally install in your home and cover your lift under the appropriate warranty.
Stair lift prices for stairways with landings, pie shaped steps, or curved walls
Stair lifts designed for straight stairs may not work with more complex stairways. We can still help you get where you want to go! We have models available that are designed to work on nearly any type of stairway. They are typically called curved rail, or custom rail stair lifts.
Because of the custom nature of these stair lifts we normally recommend them only as longer term solutions. If you have limited ability to transfer between chairs, a curved rail system can transport you between levels without having to sit and stand as often. While the investment is higher than a straight stair lift, you’ll still save time, hassles and the the costs associated with moving from the home you love. Curved rails can be installed in your home without the need for construction or remodeling!
Custom curved rail stair lift prices start around $10,000 for a basic stairway configuration. The final quoted price will then depend on the chair you select, total travel length of the rail and any optional features added to meet your specifications. We’ve installed rails that travel from the basement level of a townhouse spanning FIVE flights of stairs to reach the bedroom on the top level – all in one trip! Of course you could stop at the garage or kitchen level on the way up. Be sure and visit one of our showrooms to test ride one of these custom curved stair lift models.