Your Buying Guide to Straight and Curved Stairlifts
Moving from floor to floor within your home can be difficult without depending on someone to assist you, but the solution to your problem can be as easy as investing in a stairlift. But how do you know which manufacturer offers the best product, paired with excellent customer service when you need it?
The first thing you will likely consider when purchasing a straight or curved stairlift is the price. It’s quite obvious to learn that the cheapest price isn’t always the best option. If you’re looking at the price tag, compare the features between each stairlift to see which has the most bang for your buck. You also want to make sure the customer service offered by your stairlift manufacturer exceeds your expectations so that if something happens to your stairlift, you can get it repaired right away.
Straight stairlifts can be installed on staircases that are straight from the bottom up to the top of the stairs, while curved stairlifts are designed specifically for your staircase. If you don’t want to spend as much, you may also opt to purchase a used stairlift, but keep in mind that it can be difficult purchasing a used stairlift for a curved staircase simply because each staircase has its own measurements. Make sure you understand the warranty and service if you decide to buy used.
With any curved or straight stairlift, having a good warranty can save you trouble in the future. Stannah stairlifts for example, are so proud of their products that they offer a complete 2 year warranty, and lifetime warranty on the motor and gearbox. Considering the warranty when deciding whether to purchase a stairlift can end up saving you money further down the road.
To get an idea of a stairlift’s quality, look at any reviews or complaints against the company. It would be a good indication on whether the product is durable, and if the manufacturer offers excellent customer service to assist you with any issues you may have. Stairlifts Consumer Reports provides you with information on leading manufacturers. If you’d like more information about Stannah Stairlifts, or any of the other brands of stairlifts, fill out our form here for free brochures and prices. We want to help you find the perfect stairlift to meet your needs!