Sooner or later, we all reach that point where getting around becomes difficult and if you live in a two-storey house, those stairs can be quite a challenge to climb. It might start with being out of breath, or the odd loss of balance and in situations like this, you don’t want to be on the staircase.
Here are a few important aspects to think about when looking to have a stairlift installed in your home.
- Weight – Fortunately, there are heavy-duty stairlifts in Warwick that are able to carry 25 stone; it is critical that the stairlift is certified to hold the user’s weight. Of course, if you weigh much less, then you won’t need a heavy-duty unit. Talk to the technician who visits you and he will ensure you have the right unit installed.
- Permanent or temporary – Some people require a stairlift for a certain period; they might be recovering from surgery or a sporting injury, while others are looking for a long-term solution. If you need a stairlift for a limited period, you can rent the unit from the supplier on a monthly basis.
- New or used – The supplier would have a decent selection of used stairlifts, all of which are reconditioned, while the complete range of new models are always available. Once you find a local stairlift supplier, ask them to send a technician to your home and you can sit down and discuss the options.
The latest generation of stairlifts are remotely operated and have safety systems built-in, plus the design is slimline and there are heavy duty units.