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Cost of Installing a Stair Lift


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Stair Lift Installation Cost

Are the stairs becoming a hassle for you or a family member? In the market for a stairlift? Good! You have come to the right place. You should know that there are several factors that impact the cost of installing a stairlift in your home. The information below will give you a better understanding of how much your project should cost.

1. Where you live. Your geographic location is often an important factor. You should expect to pay a little more in major cities and larger towns, where the cost of living is higher. Working with a local contractor is typically your best bet. If you live outside of the contractor’s normal service area, travel charges may increase the cost of installation.

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2. Rental vs. Purchase. Are you looking to rent a stairlift short-term? Or, do you need one permanently installed? Purchasing a stairlift is typically the best option if you’ll need the stair lift for over a year. If you’re on a tight budget, you may be able to find a used or refurbished unit for a fairly reasonable price. If you’re looking to rent a stairlift, you’ll likely pay a one-time installation fee, in addition to your regular monthly payments.

3. Indoor Stair Lifts vs. Outdoor Stair Lifts. Outdoor stairlifts are typically more expensive than indoor stairlifts. They are designed to handle exposure from the elements.

4. Number of stairs. How many stairs are there? Longer staircases will need longer track systems, adding to the cost of labor and materials.

5. Is this a straight staircase? A straight stairlift is typically your most affordable option. However, if the stairs in your home are curved or they have multiple landings, this may significantly increase the the cost of putting in a stair lift. More customization almost always means more money out of your pocket.

6. Electrical work. Do you have the necessary electrical wiring in place? If not, hiring an electrician to install an outlet will increase the total cost of the project. Most stairlifts should come with a battery backup, but don’t forget to ask your installer about it. In the event of the power outage, you don’t have to be left without a way up and down the stairs.

7. Upgrades and extras. Most stairlifts come with a basic seat. If you want to upgrade the upholstery of the seat or increase the weight capacity, you should expect to pay a little more. You may also want to ask your installer about any warranties or maintenance packages. An extended warranty typically adds to the cost of your stairlift.



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