Porch Lifts

Porch Lifts and Vertical Platform Lifts in Chicago, Roselle, IL, Milwaukee, Madison, Waukesha, Wausau, Cudahy, Appleton, WI, and Surrounding Areas

Residential Vertical Platform Lift

Model VPL-3100B; VPL-3200B

Gain easy access to raised entries, decks, or different levels in your home with a Bruno residential vertical platform lift (VPL). Bruno wheelchair lifts are available up to 14 ft/4267 mm and provide a cost-effective access solution to your home. Enjoy a smooth quiet ride, easy operation and maintenance-free reliability. Bruno vertical platform lifts, also called porch lifts, can be installed indoors or outdoors, are code compliant and offer American-built quality

Porch lifts also offer a benefit in the public sphere. For businesses and other buildings, porch lifts can offer a convenient way to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Some lifts are built to handle as much as 750 pounds, meaning that they can lift a passenger in a wheelchair with ease.

Some models such as Savaria porch lifts also come with an array of safety options, including the ability to stop the lift if there is an obstruction. Porch lifts take up less space. A ramp can require more space and more building materials. They are a great way to allow people access, without requiring drastic changes to your home.

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Multilift Vertical Platform Lift

The Multilift is a vertical platform lift, designed for low-rise travel indoors or out. With its durable design, the Multilift is popular for accessing decks and porches even in demanding climates.

At the heart of the Multilift is the reliable operation of the ACME screw drive which delivers precision movement and performance you can count on day after day. Handling up to 750 lb this lift can carry a passenger in a wheelchair with ease. An array of safety features ensures safe operation including sensors to stop the lift if it senses an obstruction.

There are several models of the Multilift available including a mobile version, an enclosed unit and one clad in stainless steel. This lift is available for commercial applications in the U.S. and home use anywhere. The Multilift is an easy way to add access for low-rise travel.

What are Porch Lifts?

Savaria porch lift in Milwaukee

A Porch Lift is a cost-effective accessibility solution and provide easy access to porches and areas with steps or uneven elevations. Perfectly suited for people using wheelchairs and can be installed indoors or outside whether in a residential or commercial setting.

  • Residential & Commercial Porch Lift
  • Provides easy access for the physically challenged
  • Safe and reliable – works in both indoor and outdoor applications
  • 750 lb. capacity, non-skid platform surface
  • Recommended for tight spaces when there isn’t sufficient room to install a ramp
  • Promotes independent living
  • Rental options available for short-term use
  • Pre-owned options available

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Making your home more accessible to disabled and elderly members of your family can provide a number of important benefits, including increased independence and enhanced self-confidence. Installing porch elevator lifts, ramps and other mobility equipment for the exterior of your home can provide valuable assistance for caregivers and family members in negotiating areas otherwise accessible by stairs.

Most people think of ramps as the typical solution for exiting a home. Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are less well known. The benefit of a VPL is that they take less space than ramps and are often less expensive. Here are four key advantages of porch lift installations for your family residence:

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Four Key Benefits of Porch Lifts for Family Home

1. Increased Mobility and Greater Independence

Older adults living alone or with family members or caregivers can manage transportation issues more effectively and can enjoy the freedom to visit their own front and back yards without help. Porch elevator lifts and level pathways can even allow wheelchair-bound individuals to navigate their gardens and enjoy outdoor time on their own. This can increase the environments and activities available to elderly and disabled people in their own homes or when sharing space with other family members.

2. Added Convenience for Caregivers and Family Members

Porch lifts can lessen the strain on older joints and bones by removing the obstacle of stairs on the way inside. By using a lift rather than trying to navigate stairs, older adults can often manage with little or no help and can even provide assistance in carrying groceries and other items into the home. This can significantly reduce the workload of those entrusted with the care of these individuals on a regular basis.

3. Greater Safety in the Residential Setting

Ramps and porch lift installations can provide more secure footing and reduced fatigue for elderly individuals. Stairs can take a real toll on aging hips and may contribute to stress fractures and other common issues associated with excessive activity. This can reduce the likelihood of injuries to prevent extended hospital stays or painful recoveries for these beloved family members.

4. Porch Lifts Increase The Resale Value of Homes

As America’s population continues to age, more families will require mobility solutions for aging parents and grandparents. This will increase demand for homes that incorporate exterior elevator lifts and other modifications that improve access for these individuals. By investing in solid, durable lifts, ramps and handrails, homeowners can make an investment that can pay off in increased interest and higher offers at the time of eventual sale.

Companies like Access Elevator can install attractive and reliable mobility equipment that complements your existing landscaping and décor. These access solutions can provide real help for older family members and can allow caregivers to enjoy added convenience in maintaining their busy schedules.

Consider Porch Lifts for Better Outside Access

With the weather warming up for spring, it is the perfect time to consider porch lifts for better outside access. In other words, for handicap access to any indoor or outdoor porch or deck with stairs, or an uneven elevation.

Porch lifts are designed to take a wheelchair and its passenger up or down a set of stairs, creating access without the need for a spacious ramp. Some porch lifts utilize the staircase already in place, and some move straight up and down from one level to the other.

No matter the configuration of the home, there are lift options available that do not require major modifications to the staircase or the structure of your deck or porch. These lifts are also available in a variety of styles, colors and finishes, so that they will blend in with the home’s décor.

If you live in a bungalow style home in Chicago, you may consider our Vertical Platform Lifts for Bungalows.