Wheelchair lifts, also known as residential platform lifts, are available in a variety of different configurations, and for both inside and outside use.
Your two primary options for a wheelchair lift, regardless of whether it will be used indoor or outdoor, will be Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) and Inclined Platform Lifts (IPL’s). Let’s talk about both of these in greater detail:
Vertical Platform Lifts – Overview
Vertical platform lifts are also sometimes referred to as porch lifts. They can be used both indoors and outdoors, and essentially function much like an open elevator.
There are many people who desire to have a vertical platform lift installed in their home but don’t do so largely because of the costs. While it is true that VPL’s can sometimes get pricey, it’s also true that by working with us so we can gain a full understanding of your situation and your requirements, we can find workarounds to pricey options for your home.
Why Go With VPL’s?
VPL’s will be a good choice for those who are in power chairs, scooters, and wheelchairs and will appreciate a silent ride from one level of the home to another. As you can imagine, VPL’s can do much to add convenience to your home by making it easier for those with limited mobility to get around.
By installing a VPL, you can give those relegated to getting around in power chairs and wheel chairs access to decks, lifted porches, and other elevated areas in your house. By using a pulley-like system, VPL’s will provide you with a viable alternative to ramps. All in all, VPL’s will be a good option for area where vertical space is higher up than only a few feet.
Inclined Platform Lifts – Overview
Inclined platform lifts will move up and down staircases in your house, also giving those who are forced to get around in wheelchair or scooters the quick and easy option to get from one level of the house to another.
Take note that it doesn’t matter whether your staircase has landings, curves, or turns, because we have a variety of different IPL’s that can easily accommodate your needs. Our inclined platform lifts come with the ability to move up and down stairs, and even if you have curved railings.
Why Go With IPL’s?
IPL’s can be used with many different sized platforms, and when not in use, they can be easily to ensure proper access to the staircase. Furthermore, IPL’s will continue to function even after a power failure, as the unit’s battery will power the lift for a certain period of time until the person sitting in the lift can reach a more secure area, such as at the top or bottom of the stairs or at a landing.