Choosing The Best Stairlift
Are you looking for best stairlifts on the market today? As a Stannah authorized dealer with an experience of over 50 years, we can help you find the best stairlift that suits needs. However, it’s essential that you understand different types of Stannah stairlifts to help you choose the one that best suits your current and future needs.
Different Types Of Stannah Stairlifts
- Perch Stairlifts
These stairlifts support the user underneath the buttocks, meaning that there’s less need to move knee or hip joints. They’re better suited to people who find sitting uncomfortable, or difficult. Also, they include retractable seatbelts to ensure that users feel safe and secure.
- Seated stairlifts
These are the most popular model of Stannah stairlifts. They allow the user to sit comfortably on the seat that swivels at the top of the stairs to make it much easier to go from sitting to standing. It isn’t possible to carry anything bigger on a seated stairlift. Therefore, we recommend that you ensure you’ve two of each at the top and bottom of the stairs if you need a mobility aid that is bigger than a walking stick.
- Curved Stairlifts
These stairlifts operate on a rail that fits very closely to the wall; even on tight bends. All Stannah curved stairlift tracks are made to fit each staircase. Curved stairlifts can glide across landings or half landings, as well as go round bends in a staircase. Rechargeable batteries power most curved stairlifts. These batteries topped up regularly from charging points at the bottom and top of the stairs. You must set the seat in the right position to charge, and there’s a warning beep if it’s in the wrong position.
- Straight Stairlifts
Straight stairlifts are fitted to stair tread instead of the wall of the staircase. So, you do not need to worry about having to sort out decorating work and painting.
These stairlifts will only travel up a straight staircase. They tend to be a more affordable option, with the installation usually complete in just a few hours. Straight stairlifts are powered from the mains. But they also have a battery backup option in case of a power failure.
- Transfer Platform Straight Stairlifts
If you’re mobile enough to make the transfer from one stairlift to another, then Transfer Platform Straight Stairlift is your most suitable choice. They’re ideal for homes, which have straight staircases with half landings. A curved stairlift may be more appropriate if it’s unlikely that you will change your stairlift in the future.
- Outdoor Stairlifts
Outdoor stairlifts come with a waterproof cover, so they’re ready to use at any time, and are designed to withstand the elements. These stairlifts provide easy access to exposed sites such as the steps leading up to your front door.
If you would like to speak to one of our experts in Utah, request a free, no-obligation quote or a brochure, feel free to call us today at 888.542.3834
At Stannah in the Mountain West Stairlifts, Utah, we promise you that we can help you make that critical decision. Our expert will assess you, your stairs and home before the installation of your Stannah stairlift. The expert will make recommendations specifically for you.