Most of the time, we hear of stairlifts being installed on stair cases indoors. They provided the utmost benefit especially to the physically disabled and the elderly, who generally have a lot of difficulty dealing with all the physical work that is climbing up and down stair cases. All right now, this may seem like very meager stuff to those who are well physically and who have no problems with their mobility, but hey, things like this are a big deal to those whose legs are limp and useless find aluminium stairs.
So, stairlifts are meant for the indoors. But how about verandas out of doors, those that have access stair cases on them but are located out of doors? Can we simply install lifts on them that were meant for the indoors, or are there stair lifts that are actually meant for outdoor stair cases?
The Low Down on Outdoor Stair Lifts
Truth is, there are actually stairlifts that are meant for the outdoors. These are, understandably, called outdoor stair lifts. Outdoor lifts are basically just like the indoor stair lifts in terms of feature and appearance, but they are made of a lot hardier material and a build that is suited to the rather different build of outdoor stair cases and their rails.
Now, why give special emphasis on to the stair’s railings? Well, basically that is because most stairlifts are actually designed to have the base attached on the stair case railing, so that is basically the reason why special attention should be accorded to it.
Just like indoor stair lifts, outdoor lifts typically have two types: the chair stairlift and the platform lift. Chair stair lifts are those stairlifts that come with a chair on which the person sits on so that he can be transported up or down the outdoor stair case. On the other hand, platform stair lifts are those that have platforms in place of a chair for transporting a person across stairs. The main benefit with platform lifts is that they are especially beneficial to those people who are on wheel chairs. That is because they basically just wheel over to the platform to be able to climb up or down stairs with ease, and then, they just alight on the wheel chair as well. Whether one will be choosing a chair stairlift or a platform stairlift largely depends on their preference as well as their needs.