You love the Chicagoland, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, or surrounding area home that you live in. The last thing that you want to do is move, yet your stairs are getting more and more difficult to navigate every day. When you have guests over you find ways to have them retrieve things from upstairs, so you don’t have to. And other tasks don’t get done when you want them to because you don’t want to have to deal with the stairs all day. You may have heard about getting a stairlift, but you figured that they were only for straight stairs, and you have a corner to your stairs. Not only that, but you don’t have much room at the bottom of your stairs to leave a stairlift. What Access Elevator can do is to show you how a curved stairlift could be the answer you are looking for that solves these issues and provides you the ability to remain in your home. Find out more by giving them a call today.
Benefits of Curved Stair Lifts
It used to be that stairlifts could only be used on straight stairs. Fortunately, advances were made that allowed stairlifts to run on curved rails as well. This means that if you have a corner in your stairs, or even if they reverse direction to get to the next level, you can have a stairlift installed that uses a gently curved rail. Another benefit of the curved stairlift is that at the bottom or top of your staircase you can have the stairlift parked out of the way of the stairs. This is great when you have limited space at the top or bottom of the stairs or want to ensure that others can use the stairs normally without having to fold up your stairlift chair.
Rail Options for Your Curved Stair Lift
Curved stairlifts have a couple of different options for the rail system that they can ride on. The first option is a round hollow tube, which is custom fabricated for your stairway and can handle up to 275 pounds. This makes it an ideal choice for many applications, and it provides a smooth a fast ride. A custom hollow tube rail system for your stairlift will typically take between two and four weeks to be fabricated by the manufacturer before it is ready for installation.
The other option for the rail system is a flat rail, which also has two options to choose from: modular design or custom fabricated. In many cases, the modular flat rail system works very well and can be installed right away. This is because the pieces are already made and just need to be connected. While this rail system means a lighter weight rating compared to the custom fabricated versions, the fact that it can be installed right away is a great option for many users. Speak with the team at Access Elevator to learn which option is best for your situation and understand what this newfound freedom will mean for your ability to remain in your Chicagoland, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, or surrounding area home.