Is a Curved or Straight Stair Lift Better?
When considering the purchase of a stair lift, which is best, a curved or straight stair lift? One needs to determine which lift best matches the abilities of the user as well as the stairs upon which they are to be installed.
- A straight stair lift is installed on straight, regular rise stair tracks that ascend from one floor to another in a straight line. The user must be able to get in and out of the chair.
- A curved stair lift is one that ascends along irregularly patterned steps, or on a circular staircase. As with the straight lift, the user must be able to get situated safely in the seat of the lift.
- A double installation straight stair lift is a series of two lifts that travel up switchback staircases that have a landing between the levels. This installation feature requires the user to be able to safely transfer from the first to the second stair lift. While perhaps difficult to believe, this is typically a more economical choice than a custom curved stair lift.
If you are trying to decide whether a curved or straight stair lift meets your mobility, structural and financial abilities, look into getting an in-home assessment today!
Consider Bruno, for example, the Bruno Elan straight rail stair lift offers a smooth ride from start to finish. The flip up arms, seat, and footrest create plenty of extra space on steps. Best of all? The Bruno stair lift warranty is five years on major components and two year on parts.
Contact Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC or Stair Lifts Atlanta, LLC by telephone at 770.880.3405 and we will assist you in the installation of a stair lift that is exactly suited to meet your mobility needs.