Many people believe a stairlift has to be a permanent fixture in their homes, so wouldn’t consider one for short-term use. However, there are many instances when renting a stairlift could be more beneficial.
Here we’ll help you decide whether or not to buy your stairlift or rent from a stairlift company.
Why rent a stairlift?
It may be more worthwhile for you to rent a stairlift if you only need one for a short time. For example, if you are having an operation and won’t be able to weight-bear or walk for a few months, a stairlift would be extremely useful, giving you some independence while your mobility is low. Or perhaps an elderly or disabled relative is coming to stay with you. A stairlift is a great possibility and can help the individual feel more comfortable and independent while in the house.
Top things to consider
If you are concerned about paying a large sum for a permanent stairlift in your home, rental is a more manageable option as it can often work out cheaper depending on how long you need it for. Rental requires you to pay an upfront cost to cover installation which is roughly £500 and then you only need to pay a monthly cost of around £40.
If you need the stairlift for a long period, it may cost you more to rent, so buying a reconditioned stairlift could be more financially beneficial. Reconditioned stairlifts are second-hand stairlifts that still have the same quality assurance but at a lower price point.
When renting a stairlift, you don’t need to worry about any breakdown or servicing costs because it’s all included in the price. A lifetime warranty will be included too, meaning the responsibility for maintenance lies with the company, so you can relax knowing you won’t need to pay anything extra.
If your situation suddenly changes and you need a stairlift quickly, they can be installed within 1-2 days of ordering and can be removed just as quickly.
See if a stairlift is right for you
Stairlifts are a great solution to provide you with more flexibility and freedom and renting gives you the chance to try it in your own home before you choose to buy one. It can also offer a great option for those on a tighter budget or who are only in need of temporary mobility assistance.
On the other hand, choosing to buy a stairlift is a worthwhile investment if you know you will need it in the long term. It can truly help improve the quality of life for people who permanently require assistance going up and down the stairs.
Are you looking for a stairlift company in the Southwest? DMA Stairlifts provides quality, new and reconditioned stairlifts to rent or buy so that you can keep moving. We offer stairlift installation, servicing and maintenance and a free no-obligation quote to get you started. To find out more, get in touch with our friendly team.