The price of a stairlift will vary based on the lift’s make, model, features, and brand. While the cheap models go for about $2,000, high end models could cost as much as $12,000. At the end of the day, it really depends on your needs and your budget.
This article will closely examine average stairlift prices as of 2020, as well as different factors that determine the price of a stairlift.
Factors That Influence Stairlift Prices
There are three types of stairlifts that you can expect to find on the market; straight, curved, and outdoor. The following are factors that will affect a stairlift’s price regardless of its type:
- Its length
- Its maximum carrying capacity
- Its safety and security features
- Its comfort features such as swivel ability, extra padding, and upholstery
Straight stairlifts are likely to cost the least amount of money because they are easy and straightforward to design and install. Additionally, the same straight stairlift can be fit into different straight staircases, as it only needs to be adjusted in length.
On average, a straight stairlift will cost about $2,300. This is if it is of standard length, which is around 13 steps, is easy to install, and comes with a 2-year warranty.
On average, curved stairlifts cost $4,900
Curved stairlifts are likely to cost the most because they have to be custom-made to fit a curved staircase’s design. They are also likely to have the lowest resale value because finding a buyer with a similarly designed curved staircase is very difficult.
Outdoor stairlifts cost around $4,000, but this price will vary based on whether the staircase is straight or curved. An outdoor stairlift will also have extra weather-proof features that affects its price.
Popular Straight Stairlifts and their Prices
The Ameriglide Horizon straight stairlift costs $1,689 while the 950 Straight stairlift costs $2,580.
The Ameriglide Horizon comes with standard features, including safety sensors, folding rails, and a manual fold-away seat. It can carry up to 300 pounds. On the other hand, the 950 straight stairlift has standard features and extras such as swivel ability and additional safety sensors.
Popular Curved Stairlifts and their Prices
Ameriglide’s Platinum curved stairlift costs $8,114 while Handicare’s 2000 curved stairlift costs $6,190.
On the more expensive side of things, Bruno’s Elite Curve costs $10,500. It comes with leather upholstery and a five year warranty. Stanna’s Sienna curved stairlift costs slightly over $12,000, making it one of the most expensive stairlifts on the market. This one comes with a 10 year warranty.
Popular Outdoor Stairlifts and their Prices
Outdoor stairlifts tend to cost between $2,500 and $6,500 for straight designs, and up to $12,000 for curved ones.
The Ameriglide Horizon Plus outdoor stairlift costs $2,568 and includes free shipping, while their outdoor deluxe stairlift costs $3,195 and also includes free shipping.
Of course, pre-owned stairlifts are usually cheaper than brand new ones. You could get lucky enough to find one in mint condition, but usually pre-owned stairlifts will need repairs that could be covered either by the seller or the buyer. As a result, remember to have an expert inspect the stairlift before making a purchase.
On average, expect to pay around 50% of the original price of the stairlift. The price will vary based on the make, model, and condition of the stairlift.