Friday, December 30, 2011

Installing a Stair Lift

When buying a stair lift one important consideration is the installation of the lift. Most reputable companies can install the lift, but this is something that almost anyone can do with a few ordinary tools.

Usually you can save a lot of money by installing stair lifts yourself. It is extremely important, however, to follow all directions provided with the lift and to use the proper tools. If you do not feel comfortable installing the stairlifts than you should have the lifts professionally installed. This does change the price significantly, but is worth it if you can not physically install it yourself or do not have any family in the area.

Before any installation of stair lifts is done, it must be verified that the existing residential stairs are in good condition. This is especially important because the stair lift’s rails will be fastened to the treads of the stair. Well-conditioned stairs will make certain that the set-up done will last longer. If your stairs are especially narrow than ask your sales representative if there is a distinctive installation processes.

The installation itself can be done with a drill, screwdriver, a socket set, and a measuring tape. It is important to completely read the installation instructions before starting the installation and to keep them handy while you work. Reading the instructions first is important because than you can follow the instructions step-by-step with a better understanding of what is required.

Installing the stairlifts yourself should not void the warranty when purchasing from a reputable dealer.

A stair lift is one great contraption to aid our loved ones in ascending and descending on the stairs. Hence, safer and correct installation of a stair lift should be the primary concern for it to be more functional and comfortable. This device will remain durable for several years as long as it is properly constructed.

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