Should I Consider Stairlift Rental or Buy?

There are some circumstances in which buying a stairlift isn’t always financially viable or perhaps a suitable solution. Maybe you need a stairlift for a short period of time or a few months? Maybe a visiting loved one is recovering from an operation or short-term illness? In either case, there are certainly benefits to both renting and buying. With this in mind, we round up some of our favourite reasons in our mini guide to renting or buying your stairlift.

Renting a stairlift – how does this work?

Hiring a stairlift could not be easier. Often the process works with a simple payment followed by a standard installation process. If you are feeling a little uncertain about whether it’s the right option for you, renting certainly offers you a bit more flexibility. Stairlifts are pretty big investments for most people so having the option to try it out and see how you get on with it, often suits most people a lot better.

You can then test a certain model and figure out whether it suits your requirements for a much smaller fee than that of the stairlift. For those on a slightly tighter budget, stairlift rental is a very cost-effective solution to any mobility problems you or a loved one may be having.

Buying a stairlift – how does this work?

If your budget permits it, it is certainly advisable to invest in a new stairlift. This is because this is a long-term investment that can be used by different people in your family or loved ones at different stages in their lives. If you know you won’t be using it for a while or there is going to be a long period where it’s out of use, you can uninstall it and store it away.

Purchasing a stairlift allows you to have plenty of choice but you could try to find a refurbished one to save a little bit of money. Additionally, remember that some stairlift companies will offer lifetime warranties on lots of the highest quality high-end models of stairlifts.

At Alfix, we understand the uncertainty that may come with purchasing your stairlift. Nevertheless, our expert and in-depth knowledge of stairlifts means we are able to advise you on the most appropriate stairlift for your home in accordance with your requirements. If you need guidance on what type of stairlift is suited to your home, get in touch today.