Many people with physical disabilities or mobility challenges hesitate installing a stair lift because they think stair lifts damage stairs or the wall in their home. There is a myth that stair lifts are attached to the wall and that when it comes time to remove them, they damage the wall. The truth is that a stair lift does not damage the stairs or the wall. Take a look at the stair lift installation in the following photos to see for yourself.
Do Stair Lifts Damage Stairs that are Straight?
This particular straight stair lift is made by Bruno. Most American homes built in the 1950’s and later have an average stairway width of 36 inches. Not only does this stair lift not take up much walkway space, because is folds up, it is also secured on a thin rail directly onto the steps. This stair lift is not secured to the wall, which is a common misconception. The close up shows the detail of the railing and the few inches of padding between the rail and the wall. This confirms that this straight stair lift would not damage the stairs or wall in a home.
Do Stair Lifts Damage Stairs that are Curved?
This is a curved stair liftt manufactured by Bruno. Beauty in design meets function in this custom installation. The stair lift rail wraps around the railing and rests neatly out of the walkway of the stairs. These curved stair lifts are an ideal solution for stairways with a landing. In that scenario, the rail would continue wrapping around the stairs between levels in a home.
At most, if and when the time comes to remove these Bruno stair lifts, there will be holes on the steps where the railing was secured. If the stairs are made of wood, a common woof filler can fill the holes. Other fillers can resolve other types of floors as well. For exterior concrete steps, the same approach can be taken with a concrete filler. When removed from carpeted steps, there may be markings where the rail brackets once were. This is unavoidable with most any stair lift removal, much in the same way the markings of a heavy piece of furniture is left behind when moved in a carpeted home.
Another Stair Lift Removal with No Damage
In the above photo feature another straight stair lift before and after its removal from this home. There is evidently no damage to the stairs or wall in this home, even if you zoom in real close.
Accessible Systems is a Bruno Stair Lifts Dealer
We’ve been in business for over 20 years and we are a Bruno stair lift dealer. We carry and install other brands too, and are confident we can find a solution to fit most any budget. Our stair lift specialists and certified technicians have served many families in the Denver, Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah and Dallas, Texas areas. Request a FREE evaluation to get your stair lift journey started.