Stairchairs also known as stairlifts are a kind of elevator.
They are elevator lift chairs that operate off of batteries inside the chair itself. The batteries are constantly charged from a standard wall outlet. Plugged in and changing 24/7 for the day that the power finally does fail the chair will STILL WORK, running off of the batteries.
The chair rides on a rail that attaches to the stair steps via “feet” or stanchions. NOT THE WALL. They do not change the lay out of your house.
There are over 15 different brands/markers of Stair Chairs. Bruno, Hawle and Hammar are just a few..a few of the best stair chairs on the market.
There are not only different brands but, different MODELS as well. Indoor straight, outdoor straight, Indoor curve and Outdoor curve
Stairchairs are very SAFE! They are regulated and standardized with specific speeds and pressure sensors. Depending on the model a stairchair can carry a rider of 250 lbs and some up to 400lbs. One straight rail brand offers a weight capacity of up to 600lbs!! WOW!
Custom curve stairchairs price depends on the configuration of your staircase and the options you would like to have. They start at about $10,000.00 and can take any where from 4 to 8 weeks to get!
On average stairchairs are bought through dealers and serviced by the same dealer.
Many Stairchair manufacturing companies off installation/service certification to their stairchair dealers.
Stairchairs will need to be serviced about every 2 to 5 years and greased every 6 months to a year by you! IT’S EASY TO GREASE!