Stairs with landings are a little bit trickier for stairlift installation because of the extra space in between. Luckily, there are plenty of stairlifts designed for stairs with landings and these can do the job of carrying people up and down very well.
Many straight stairs have a small amount of space somewhere in the middle. This space is usually designed to give people a little time to rest, if needed. A stairlift for such a stair flight is also straight and the rails form a continuous line upwards to the end of the stairs. These stairlifts are some of the simplest and easiest to install because they don\’t change direction and don\’t require additional elements. They also cost less money in comparison with other types of stairlifts because they are less expensive to produce and install.
Curved stairlifts are also quite popular these days and they are attractive to look at too. These stairlifts incorporate a continuous curved rail that easily transports the chair and the person sitting on it upstairs. The actual curve of the stairlift rail depends on the type of stairs you have and other factors.
For example, some curved stairlifts are installed on the inner railing of the stairs. Your loved ones hop on the chair, press a button, and the stairlift curves upwards in sync with the flight of stairs. You can also have curved stairlifts on circular stairs. Curved stairlifts are usually done according to the specific needs of every household. You should have a lengthy discussion with a stairlift technician to come up with the best solution for your home.
Combination stairlifts are suitable for more complex types of stairs with landings. For example, U-shaped stairs might require a combination of two straight stairlifts. One stairlift transports the passenger to the middle of the stairs. Here, the passenger has to make a few steps and hop on the next stairlift which will take him/her to the top of the stairs.
At the same time, some households require a combination of a curved stairlift and a straight stairlift. The curved one transports the passenger to the middle of the stairs and it usually stops at the stair landing. Now the passenger has to hop on the next straight stairlift that will take him/her to the top of the stairs.
At Freedom Stairlifts, we strive to provide our customers with some of the best stairlift options available on the market. Our specialists can work with virtually all types of household stairs, so make sure that you contact us today to learn more about our products and services.