Types Of Stairlifts

Trying to find the right stairlift model to purchase for your home can be difficult for someone who has never used them before. Acorn offers a variety of models each with their own features. But before you choose a specific model you first have to know what type you need. There are three different types of Acorn stairlifts that include; straight, curved, and outdoor.

Straight Stairlifts

Straight stairlifts are very basic and the most commonly used. Because of this they are also the more affordable types that you can find. However, these are only made for staircases that go straight up and down and do not bend or curve in anyway. One of the best things about these types of stairlifts from Acorn is that they can be transferred to a new home if necessary. They are also easy to find used if you need to save a bit of money.

Curved Stairlifts

Curved stairlifts can only be used on staircases that have curves or bends in them. Each curved lift must be custom made to fit the staircase perfectly. Because of this they can be very expensive and will not be able to be used in other homes. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to find these types of Acorn stairlifts second hand.

Outdoor Stairlifts

Outdoor stairlifts are used on staircases that are on the outside of the home. These staircases are usually found on the front or back porch. These types of stairlifts are specially made to withstand the outside elements. The metal pieces are made with aluminum or have been plated with zinc and then covered with a powder coating. The plastic pieces are also able to withstand the rays from the sun. The whole unit will not be damaged by the heat or rain and will not fade from the sun.