The stairs are an everyday element that rarely repaired until we find that can be a problem of accessibility. They are an architecturally important to save uneven element, but sometimes they can still pose a barrier. To meet this need, in 1930, in the United States, the first stair lift was invented.
What is a stair lift?
A stairlift is a structure that moves along a track, which in turn is anchored to a side wall of the stairs or save the same steps. This structure can be a chair or a platform, used to raise or lower objects or people in wheelchairs, for example.
Are there different types of stair lift?
If they exist. Depending on the type of ladder and the utility will give, we can find different models.
What are the models depending on the type of ladder?
Straight: Those standing on stairs where no curves or angles.
Curvos: Salvan the obstacle of curved stairs, stairs with intermediate landings or even spiral staircases.
Vertical: Have a forklift design and serve to save vertical or a steep sections.
What types of stair lifts can meet according to their usefulness?
The stairlifts: A chair, usually with controls built into the armrests, which occupies the minimum space necessary (although it is recommended that a minimum of 80 cm.). It can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
The stair platforms: platforms are also resizable that save the architectural barrier.
What parameters can be relevant when you install a stairlift?
First, as you can guess, the type of gap that we want to save, and to determine whether the ideal is to install a curved, straight or vertical stair lifts. Also the space available for installation, which will determine the size of the chair or platform. Also if we want to work with a rechargeable battery or a wall outlet. Another parameter to consider is the estimated weight they will need to load.
important fact to keep in mind to install a stair lift:
If you are thinking of installing a stairlift always ask for a guarantee of quality, ensuring that the company will install all security measures, can perform recommended maintenance, and specialists can advise to optimize their resources.
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