Stair Lifts and Installation Options on the Internet: What to Look For

The Internet is a wonderful place to research and purchase almost anything, but should you buy a stair lift online? There are many promotions online that can be deceptive. The Internet can be very risky place to buy accessibility equipment and stair lifts, but we can give you the information you need to make an informed decision.

If you’ve been searching the internet for stair lifts, we’re sure you have seen the suspiciously low prices advertised on some web sites. Here are a few important questions that should come to mind when you consider buying a stair lift online:


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  • Who will install the lift?
  • Are the installers licensed, insured, and bonded to perform this work?
  • Will this model work for my specific needs?
  • Who will service the lift when something goes wrong?
  • What about quality, is the equipment tested and certified?
  • Is this equipment safe?
  • Does the lift purchase include any parts or labor warranty?
  • How long will it take to get my repair parts and who will install them?
  • Are they selling stair lift models that are New, Used, or Discontinued?
  • Does the lift conform to the stringent State Accessibility Codes?

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Nationwide Installation Services

Would you consider using a builder or electrical contractor from the East Coast to work on your home in Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin? Local codes and contractor licensing differ greatly from state to state and many Web based stair lift marketers choose to ignore State Regulations. Some will tell you they have “local installers in your area,” but in fact will contact a local handyman, without the necessary licenses or permits to do the work. It is always safest to work with licensed and factory certified technicians who work for an insured and bonded lift or elevator contractor.

Also, remember that in Minnesota, you need to be a licensed elevator contractor to legally install a stair lift!

Marketers Promoting Self-Installation

Many Stair Lift marketers on the web claim that anyone can install a stair lift in 1-2 hours. That is simply a ploy to get your attention, but it is not realistic! It will generally take a factory certified technician 3-4 hours to properly install, adjust, and test the lift. We also take the time to train the client on proper operation of the lift.

Do your research on line, then buy from a business you can trust, Premier Lift Products, Inc. We are a family owned and operated business that has a wealth of experience and a reputation for outstanding customer service.   Read more about the background of Premier Lift Products, Inc. We are here to assist you, not pressure you. We will help you decide if a stair lift is right for your needs today and into the future.  If so, we will then help you choose the model that is right for your individual situation. Our priority is your safety and satisfaction. Contact the sales staff at Premier Lift Products, Inc. for complete details.