At Paramount we deal with multiple manufacturers allowing us to provide as many options as possible for a wide variety of residential consumers around Scranton PA, Lancaster PA, Philadelphia PA, Allentown PA, and Harrisburg PA.
The brands we carry are Acorn 130 Stairlift, Brooks 130 Stair Lift and the Bruno Elan 3000, which can handle up to 300lbs, these are all straight stairlifts for a residential setting
If a consumer is over 300lbs we offer the Acorn and Brooks HD Straight Stair Lift, which can handle up to 350lbs in a residential setting.
If the consumer is over the threshold of 300-350 lbs we would look to install a Bruno 2010 Stairlift which is capable of handling up to 400 lbs.
These are all straight residential stairlift applications, in the situation where there is a set of steps up to a landing then more steps in any direction we would suggest a Bruno Custom Curve Stair Lift. This unit also handles up to 400 lbs.
The Bruno Custom curve can also be installed in a commercial setting.
Brooks/Acorn – The gear teeth located on the top side of the rail should be lubricated (sprayed with hardwood polish such as pledge) once a month. This keeps dirt and dust from building up in between the teeth, allowing for a smoother, quieter ride.
Bruno – The Bruno stair lifts use a downward facing gear which requires a yearly maintenance. This can be done by the consumer as well.
Regardless of which unit is installed, consumers are recommended to have us (the dealer) come out for a full yearly check-over after the first two years of use. This includes testing of all safety’s, wire harnesses, and battery voltage. This is about a 30 min to 1-hour job that is billed as a service call/labor.
For a standard straight stair lift, installation time can take between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
For a custom curve Bruno stair lift – depending on complexity of the lift – it can take between 3 and 6 hours
HD units (350 lbs capacity) and Bruno 2010 Straight unit (400lb capacity) require a 50% deposit to order equipment because these are not normal shelfing items. The process from evaluation to installation can occur within 7 to 10 days of receiving the 50% deposit.
The custom curve stair lift is more of a process. The time from evaluation to installation also varies, because fabrication of these lifts is completely custom and is one of one, meaning it will fit the steps it is made for and that is it. This is a 4 to 6 week process from evaluation, to receiving the deposit, to installation.
Minimum width for a standard stair lift is about 28” wide, custom curve or Bruno 2010 straight require at least 32 inches’ wide.
Paramount Living Aids aims to provide the right residential stairlift for your needs, and can provide custom modifications like seat size and foot rests. We have already installed many residential stairlifts to satisfied customers in Philadelphia PA, Harrisburg PA, Scranton PA, Allentown PA, and Lancaster PA. Give us a call at 484-408-0397 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or if you are interested in our smooth and comfortable stairlifts or other aids.