Stairlift For Curved Staircase
Stairlifts come in different designs to meet the needs of different users and cater to the building’s structural features. Not everyone has a straight staircase and therefore, a simple stairlift will not suit every home. If you have a staircase with curves and/or turns, then you will have to go for a stairlift for curved staircase Mountain West.
While it is possible to install two straight stairlifts in some houses with a flat stair bed and keep the cost down, it creates a lot of inconvenience to the user while getting from one stairlift to the other. This might be a daunting task, especially for the elderly and people with limited mobility!
Curved staircases can have a variety of designs, from spiral to fanned or half or quarter landings. During our stairlift installation, we use custom-made rails that fit the nature of the curved staircase in every home.
A curved stairlift can be installed on a staircase that stretches to more than one floor. Most recently, Stannah designed and manufactured the longest curved rail that was almost 50 meters long and traveled 11 flights of stairs.
It’s more expensive to install curved stairlifts than straight ones. This is because a curved staircase requires a made-to-measure curved rail that fits exactly to the dimensions, and therefore, the installation work will involve more customization that increases the cost.
If there are doorways close to the bottom or top of your stairs, it would be recommended that you choose optional features such as hinged rails, which can be folded out of the way. So, there will be no obstruction on your stairs.
It could take weeks rather than days to survey your home’s staircase up to the installation of curved stairlifts due to the high level of customization involved. Remember to ask about it during your initial consultation.
Sometimes, it may be necessary to install plug sockets or move pipework/radiators before any stairlift installation.
While there has been a significant drop in the prices of stairlifts in recent years, an average curved stairlift goes for $7,000. However, this is just a rough estimate since the exact price varies depending on individual requirements.
If you want a more accurate quotation, get in touch with us so that we can arrange for a free, home survey that will provide exact measurements and we will get to know your needs before providing you with a free estimate. Get started here.
As you choose your stairlift for curved staircase Utah, ensure you weigh its price against the benefits.
The installation of a curved stairlift in your home will give you back your freedom and independence and as a result, it will improve your quality of life. You will no longer depend on others to move around and enjoy your home.
Key Features of Our Curved Stairlifts
- Safety is Our Top priority
All our curved stairlifts are always fitted with safety sensors and an easy-to-use seatbelt. You can fasten the seatbelt and ride your stairlift safely knowing that it will stop gently if it comes across any obstacle on the track.
- Quick Installation
After assembling our curved rails, we always test them before installation. Therefore, we can ascertain that the designed rails will fit seamlessly on your staircase, thus ensuring a quick and easy installation process.
- A Smoother Ride
Our Stannah stairlifts have an electric motor that ensures a smooth ride up and down the stairs. It starts, accelerates, and stops smoothly, and never jolts so you will not suffer back injuries when using your stairlift.
- Designed For Comfort
Our stairlifts come with cushioned chairs. You will feel very comfortable and enjoy every ride on your stairlift thanks to the soft seat and back of the chair. We don’t ignore little things because we fully understand that they make a big difference. That is why we focus on the little things that others may overlook when designing and installing a stairlift.
- Plenty of Options
The rail is fitted on your staircase during installation, but it is the chair of the stairlift that serves your needs. When purchasing your stairlift for curved staircase Utah, you can choose from a wide variety of chairs, fabrics, and colors that suit your taste and preference.
- Less Space Required
Our professionals will take accurate measurements of your stairs so that we build a rail that fits every bend as smoothly as possible. This provides space for other staircase users.
What Do I Need To Know About Curved Stairlifts?
A curved stairlift can be fitted on many different types of stairs, including:
- Stairs that change direction in any way
- Stairs with an intermediate landing
- Spiral staircases
- Staircases with curves or pie-shaped stairs
- Multiple levels of stairs (for instance, from the basement to the second floor)
- Straight stairs for “parking” a stairlift out the way
- Straight stairs designed for stopping the chair at some considerable distance from the top (called an overrun)
Construction of Curved Stairlifts Rail
The three main designs used for stairlift rail construction today, include:
- Double rail (tube)
- Sturdy design that allows for extreme bending of the rail very close to the wall to create more space on the stairs.
- Single rail (tube)
- The design may look attractive, but it may not meet the compliance codes in all states, and bending to fit tight corners can be difficult as well.
- Flat rail
- Sturdy but bending it in tight spaces can be difficult.
Process and Measurement
Stairlift installation involves geometry and measurements, and therefore, a technician must capture the correct dimensions and other details to create the best fit.
Nowadays, most stairlift installation companies use a photographic measurement system to enhance accuracy and efficiency. Before taking the photos, the technician strategically places small paper or plastic targets on your stairs.
Our professionals will use these pictures of the stairs and the top and bottom landings along with other measurement information to design a stairlift rail that suits your staircase.
The installation of curved stairlifts requires little to no construction so it can be done quickly. One or two technicians can handle your stairlift installation depending on the work to be done. It might take a few hours or a full day to finish the installation. It could take more time if the installation involves a lot of work due to the intricate nature of curved staircase.
Stairlift For Curved Staircase
If you are looking for a Stannah stairlift for curved staircase Utah, get in touch with Stannah Mountain West Stairlifts. Call us now at (888) 542-3834 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation assessment so that we can provide you with a free quote.
Stairlift For Curved Staircase