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How Much Does a Stair Lift Cost?

How Much Does a Stairlift Cost?

Stair lifts are handy lifts for people who have trouble using their stairs. They are safe, reliable, and easy for a professional to install. However, most people aren’t familiar with stairlifts until they need one. One of the most common questions we get is how much does a stair lift cost? It depends and the cost of a stairlift varies because there is no set price. This guide gives an overview of stairlift cost based on different factors to help you set a project budget.

We sell and install stair chair lifts from Bruno, Harmar, and Savaria. They come in different models and configurations. Some chair lifts cost more because they are premium lifts. Others may be priced based on the shape of your stairs. Here, we’ll go over the different types of stairlifts and how each one affects your budget.

The Basics of Stairlift Cost

Let’s start our stairlift guide with a general overview of costs. Our stairlift prices include the cost of buying the stairlift, installation, and licensing/permit fees. A stairlift can cost between $2,000 and $12,000. Many of our customers pay between $2500 and $3500 for their lift. We don’t have any hidden fees, so the quote you receive is the price you can expect.

The price of your stair lift depends on a few factors. The shape of your stairs, whether they are straight, curved, or turn at a landing, impact price. Different unit models, such as economy, premium, and heavy-duty stairlifts, vary in cost. Prices differ between new lifts, used lifts, and rental lifts. The location of your lift, indoors or outdoors, is the final pricing factor.

Each price estimate we give is based on your specific project guidelines. As a general rule of thumb, the bigger and more complicated your project is, the larger the budget will be. A straight economy stairlift costs less because it is simple to install and has a lower purchase price. A heavy-duty outdoor stair lift that curves is going to more expensive because the project is more complicated.

How Stairway Shape and Location Impact Stairlift Cost

Here we break down how your stairs, the location of your lift, and model you choose influence stairlift cost. We’ll look at the different types of stair lifts you can have installed. Each stair lift type will also have a link to the product page because we want you to have easy access to the info you need.

Straight stairlifts cost the least. They are built for straight stairs only and are the most common lifts we sell. These installations are simple for us and affordable for you. Straight stair lift pricing begins at $2500. Premium or heavy-duty models will cost more, as will outdoor stairlifts. For additional information on straight stair lifts, visit this page.

Curved stairlifts cost more than straight lifts. That’s because curved lifts are built custom to your stairs. Stairways that curve or turn are always unique to your home. We have to measure and plan out your curved lift so it will fit on your stairs. That customization translates into a bigger budget. Curved stair lifts begin at $6200. You can find more information here.

Outdoor lifts have a different pricing range than indoor lifts. These stair lifts can be built on straight or curved stairs, which impacts project cost. Outdoor lifts are heavier-duty lifts that cost more too. Still, an outdoor lift is a really good way to access porches, raised decks, or yards with hills or inclines. Prices for outdoor stairway lifts begin at $4300. Visit the Outdoor Stairlifts page to learn more.

Other Factors that Impact Stair Lift Cost

We sell and install stairlifts for home use and use in commercial or community buildings. This impacts cost too. Commercial or community stairlifts cost more because of stricter regulations based on building codes. In addition, a public-use stairlift has to be ADA compliant. That can increase your project costs. Commercial stair lifts start at $3,000. Home stair lifts are less expensive and start at $2500.

Finally, there is one last option for stair lift pricing. We rent stairlifts for temporary use in homes and commercial buildings. Rental stairlifts are affordable because they are for temporary use. We have an initial cost that covers the down payment, installation, and first month’s rent, which start at $880. After your down payment, you pay a monthly rental fee. The fee is $80 during the first three months, $70 for months four through six, and then $60 for the remainder of your lease. 

We want you to be informed about the cost of a stairlift. If you have more questions or want to get started today, please contact us.