Stairlift Rentals vs. Buying: Which Should You Choose?
If you only need a stairlift for a short period of time or the upfront expense of buying a stairlift seems daunting, the option to rent a stairlift temporarily might be the right choice for you. Renting a stairlift is a great way to make your home more accessible without facing the high cost of home elevators or the intrusiveness of a platform lift. If you’re using walking aids to get up and down the stairs, a stairlift rental can help you to live safer at home. While buying is still the best long-term solution, renting provides unique flexibility
Why Should I Rent a Stairlift?
Stairlift (also know as “chairlift” or “stair chair”) rental programs can be a great short term solution to make your home accessible. If you’re recovering from an injury or procedure, a stairlift can offer support until you get your mobility back. However, it’s important to consider how long you’ll need the stairlift. If you continue to rent for a long period of time, the cost of renting might actually add up to more than the full price of a stairlift. Fortunately, Stannah’s rental program offers a variety of options to accommodate a wide-range of needs. With Stannah, renting a stairlift gives you the ability to “try before you buy,” so you can be sure that you really need a stairlift before committing to purchase.
Maybe all you’re looking for is a short-term fix; maybe you’re recovering from an illness or temporary condition and will be back to your old self in a matter of weeks; or maybe a family member is coming to stay and you want them to feel independent in your home. Whatever the reason, we have the solution: our stairlift rental programs give you the flexibility to rent a stairlift for as long as you need.
Benefits of Renting a Stairlift vs Buying
- Lowest cost option for short-term use
- Option to buy later
- Free service during rental period
How Does a Stairlift Rental Work?
Short-term stairlift rental
A stairlift monthly rental plan means you get all the mobility access benefits of a Stannah stairlift, without having to make the full purchase upfront. After your stair survey, you can rent a stairlift for a standard amount of time (usually six months), before purchasing or continuing to rent month-to-month. Your payment at the time of installation covers your first six months and all labor (installation, service and removal) while you’re renting. You won’t have to make monthly payments during the initial rental period, but after six months, you’ll have to choose what to do next.
What Happens After Stairlift Rental Period is Over?
Rent-to-own stairlift rental
After six months, you can choose to continue renting, remove the stairlift or purchase it for the remaining balance. A major advantage of our rent-to-own program is that it spreads out the costs, so you don’t have to pay for your stairlift all at once. Renting a stairlift before purchasing also gives you six months to try it out before committing to a full purchase. You can still decide to purchase the stairlift later on, but it’s important to note that if you continue renting after six months, your monthly payments will not go towards the purchase price.
Stairlift Rental Prices: How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Stairlift?
Renting a stairlift is a quick and easy process. But pricing can be difficult to gauge without seeing your stairs. After you’ve had an initial stair survey, we’ll give you an exact quote on both the rental and purchase price of your stairlift. If you choose to rent, all we need is a one-time payment, which covers:
- Your 6-month rental
- Service & Removal during the rental period
Again, the initial rental payment and the purchase price depend on the model and stairlift options you choose. These will be determined when we measure your stairs. Once you’ve made that payment, you’ll be all set for six months. If you continue renting after six months, there will be a set monthly fee for as long as you’d like to keep your lift. You can cancel the agreement at any time and are only committed to one month’s stairlift rent in advance, however, the initial payment and any past payments are non-refundable.
Stairlift Rental Service
While you’re renting (whether during the initial rental period or long term), you won’t have to worry about any repair or service costs. Whenever you decide you don’t need your temporary stairlift any more, we’ll come and remove it, free of charge. However, it’s important to note that if you purchase your stairlift, you may be charged for removal.
Free service is a major benefit of renting and gives many people peace-of-mind, knowing their stairlift is taken care of. While we take care of the servicing and call-out costs for the duration of your rental period, it’s important to note that this free service is only offered to stairlift renters. If you decided to purchase your stairlift outright, you may want to consider an extended warranty.
Our rental program covers our full line of stairlifts, including:
As mentioned above, the rental fee covers installation, removal and any stairlift repairs needed while you’re renting. This is true, regardless of the model and stairlift options you choose.
If renting a stairlift seems like the right option for you, give us a call today. We’ll be happy to review our stairlift rental program and help you select the best short or long term option for your situation. Call us now to schedule an in-home evaluation of your stairs and a Stannah expert will advise you about all our short term solutions, stairlift models, features (such as powered swivel seat, remote controls, or retractable rail) and other stairlift options.
Where Can I Rent a Stairlift?
Stairlift Rental Massachusetts & Rhode Island
Rent a stairlift directly from Stannah in Massachusetts or Rhode Island! Our head office in Franklin covers greater Boston, Metrowest, Worcester, Springfield, the Cape and the Islands. We also rent stairlifts in Rhode Island, covering the whole state, from Providence to Newport!
Stairlift Rental Connecticut
Need to rent a stairlift in Connecticut? Stannah has an office in Hamden and covers the whole state, including Hartford, Fairfield County and New London.
Stairlift Rental New York
We rent stairlifts in Metro New York, Long Island and Westchester County. Get in touch today to take the first step towards renting a stairlift in New York!
Stairlift Rental New Jersey
If you’re interested in renting a stairlift in New Jersey, call Stannah! We offer stairlift rentals in Bergan County, Edison, Trenton, Jersey City and other areas throughout the Garden state!
Stairlift Rental Pennsylvania
A stairlift rental in Philadelphia could help you stay in the home you love! Interstate Lift, a division of Stannah, can help you find the stairlift rental plan you’ve been looking for. Call us today and get the lift you’ve been needing in greater Philadelphia, PA!
Stairlift Rental Washington, D.C.
Our office in Fairfax proudly serves Greater DC and Northern Virginia. If you’re thinking about renting a stairlift, give us a call or visit our showroom! We can help you find the right stairlift, even if you only need it for a short time.
Stairlift Rental SoCal
Renting a stairlift in Southern California has never been easier! Our SoCal office rents stairlifts in Los Angeles and Orange County. Our service area includes Riverside, San Bernardino, Anaheim, Long Beach and many other cities in the area. Call today to find out more!
Stairlift Rental NorCal
Stannah’s Bay Area office offers stairlift rentals on both straight and curved models. We cover NorCal, including San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Contra Costa County, Monterey, Silicon Valley and more. Call today to find out more about renting a stairlift in Northern California.
Don’t See a Stannah Location Near You? Find your local Stairlift Dealer.
Not in one of our direct service areas? That’s ok! Stannah has dealers throughout the country, many of whom have a rental program. Click here to find your local Stannah dealer. Don’t forget to ask them about their stairlift rental program!
Looking for stairlift rentals in Canada? Visit our Canadian site and see what our team has to offer north of the border!