Stairlift Pricing & Cost: A Complete Guide to Stairlift Pricing
There are several important questions to consider when choosing a stairlift (sometimes called a chairlift), from the many stairlift types available, for you or a loved one. The right stairlift is the one that lets you live in the home you know, love and enjoy. It removes the difficulties posed by stairs and gives you a safe, reliable alternative to expensive options, such as remodeling your home, installing a residential elevator or entering an assisted living facility or even a nursing home.
How is the cost of a stairlift determined?
Stairlift prices vary greatly, but knowing the typical cost factors can help you make a more informed decision. The price of a stairlift can depend on many factors, such as:
- Are your stairs straight or curved?
- How far will your stairlift travel?
- Do you want the chair to park away from the stairs?
- How wide is your stairwell?
- If there is a low ceiling, how much headroom is there?
- Do you need any specific features or options?
The price of a stairlift is mainly dependent on the type of stairlift you choose and the configuration of your staircase. The biggest determining factor in pricing a stairlift is whether or not your stairs take a turn. We use a standardized rail cut to the appropriate length for straight-run staircases.
Stairs that turn require a custom-designed curved rail to fit the different bends and shapes of these staircases. The rail is a crucial component of the stairlift and cannot be substituted, so it has to be custom-made. Because of this, curved stairlifts are generally more expensive than straight-run stairlifts.
What is the average cost of a stairlift?
You might be thinking, “Great, but how much is this going to cost?” Stairlift installation costs are an important factor in the decision-making process. While there is a lot of information to consider, this guide from Stannah will help answer some of your most pressing questions on stairlift prices. We’ll start by clarifying the factors that can affect the cost of your stairlift, starting with the shape of your stairs.
Average Cost of Straight and Curved Stairlifts
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Straight stair lift cost
A straight stairlift average cost is between $3,400 – $5,500. Many customers choose an option in the $4,000-$4,500 range, while others opt for a reconditioned preowned stair chair lift model or take advantage of Stannah’s short term rental program. Some potentially important features affecting your stairlift price can be a fold-up retractable rail for stairs with a door at the bottom or a powered swivel seat to make it easier to get off at the top landing.
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Curved stair lift cost
Curved stairlifts costs vary from $8,800 – $14,000, but it’s important to note that these are custom models and the price depends on your stairs. While pricing for straight stairlifts is fairly standard, stairs that turn can be a bit more complicated. Each stairlift must be custom designed for the unique staircase it will be installed on. By customizing our curved rails, we ensure that your lift hugs each turn, making for a smoother and more comfortable ride. Curved stairlift pricing really depends on the shape and length of your stairs. For an exact quote, you’ll need to make an appointment for a free estimate from one of our stairlift advisors.
To see more about what we have to offer, view our curved stairlift range.
The biggest determining factor in pricing a stairlift is whether or not your stairs take a turn. For straight run staircases, we use a standardized rail, cut to the appropriate length. Stairs that turn require a custom designed curved rail to fit the different bends and shapes of these staircases.
What do you get when you buy a Stannah Stairlift?
The Complete Picture
When you purchase a stairlift from Stannah, you’re getting the full package. We don’t send you a stairlift in a box and expect you to figure it out. We take care of our customers. The quote you’ll receive is firm, all-inclusive and includes:
- Professional Installation
- Extended Warranty
- All Necessary Features & Options
There are no hidden fees with a Stannah stairlift. When you call our office, someone will always pick up the phone and answer your questions. We proudly stand by our customers, our stairlifts and our reputation.
How do I purchase a stairlift?
Stannah makes the stairlift buying process easy. We’ll answer your questions, survey your stairs and give you an exact price quote that includes installation. You can also buy or rent online.
You may still be considering some alternatives to purchasing a stairlift. While each option comes with its own advantages and drawbacks, a stairlift is by far the most cost-effective option if you want to maintain the full use of your home.
Financing options for stairlift purchase
Stannah offers a number of financing options to help make getting a stairlift easier. Whether you’re interested in renting or purchasing a stairlift, our team can help you find a price point that will work for you. Our professional advisors have the experience and local knowledge to offer you the best stairlift model at the best price. Call today to find out which government programs help pay for stairlifts and learn about Stannah’s pricing and financing options.
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Can I rent a stairlift?
In most cases, yes, you can. This is something you should talk to a Stannah specialist advisor about during your stair survey. If you’re only going to need your stairlift for a short amount of time, it could be the most cost-efficient way of giving you or your loved one freedom of movement while your (or their) mobility is restricted.
When you rent a Stannah stairlift, you’re sure to get:
- Professional installation
- Any maintenance required for the duration of your rental
- Free removal
We or our trusted dealers will be there for you for as long as you need us. Talk your options through with your advisor – they’ll take the time to understand what you want and need, and will be able to answer all your questions. However, in the meantime you can find out more about renting a Stannah stairlift here, or give us a call to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
The Cost of a Stairlift Vs. the Cost of an Assisted Living Facility
If you’re considering a Stannah stairlift, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost to install one. For many, the choice comes down to buying a stairlift or entering an assisted living facility. At first glance, the cost of a Stannah stairlift may seem higher than the average cost of an assisted living facility in your state. But when you consider the long-term costs of assisted living, a Stannah stairlift is not only more affordable, but you get to stay in the home you love, navigating your stairs in comfort and safety. Below, you can find the average monthly cost of an assisted living facility in your state.
Buying a New Stairlift vs a Pre-owned/Reconditioned Stairlift
Stannah is proud to offer certified, reconditioned stairlifts to our customers. Reconditioned stairlifts provide financial savings, while maintaining the same quality and safety features you’ve come to expect from Stannah. But there are a few differences.
Buying a Stairlift vs The Cost of an Assisted Living Facility
Let’s break down these numbers:
The average assisted living facility costs $4,300 per month and that’s before any additional expenses like medication or medical care. That works out to $51,600 per year! A Stannah stairlift costs about $4,000 (for a standard model), which means that over five years, you would spend less than half as much on a Stannah stairlift than you would on assisted living facilities—and that’s not even counting the fact that once you have your new stairlift installed, there are no further maintenance costs associated with it.
So when it comes down to it? You can stay in your home and navigate your stairs with confidence and ease—all at a lower price point.
Why Buy a New Stairlift vs. Buying One Used?
Stannah is proud to offer certified, reconditioned stairlifts to our customers. Reconditioned stairlifts provide financial savings while maintaining the same quality and safety features you expect from Stannah. But there are a few differences.
The biggest difference is the warranty. A reconditioned stairlift carries a one-year warranty that covers parts and labor, while a brand-new Stannah carries a two-year warranty. If anything goes wrong with your stairlift in the first year, it will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you.
Ready To Get Started?
Once you’ve looked around our website and seen some of our models, a Stannah consultant can provide an accurate quotation for your stairlift during a free home visit. This will include all preparation work and installation, expert aftercare and advice, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you won’t have to worry about the stairs. There’s no pressure to buy, but we’re here to help answer your questions and ensure you get all the information you need.
Want to learn more? Contact us and we’ll schedule you for a free in-home evaluation. You’ll receive an exact price quote and answers to all your questions.