Lift Installations in Your Home

Davies, Jr., Thomas D.; Lopez, Carol Peredo
January 2006
PN;Jan2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p14
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the advantages and disadvantages of equipment that provide wheelchair users access to two or more interior floor levels. There are three alternatives to provide access to two or more interior floor levels namely, residential elevators, stair lifts and inclined platform lifts. A residential elevator is the most accessible alternative but it is very costly and may not be practical to use at home. Stair lifts are less expensive but have several functional disadvantages compared to elevators. An inclined lift is more economical but is not always a practical retrofit option.


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