What to look for when Buying a Stairlift?

Right Now Mobility Harmar Stairlift

A stairlift is a motorized chair that rides up and down a rail which is mounted to your staircase.  They come in 3 different styles:  Straight Rail, Curved Rail, and Outdoor.

For us to determine which stairlift will best suit your staircase and specific needs, we will need to gather some information

Purchase versus Renting a Stairlift?

If you are trying to accommodate a short term physical injury or a loved one visiting for the holidays, a stairlift rental would be the best option. If you, or your loved one is starting to realize that the steps are becoming more and more challenging, a permanent solution might be the best bet.  Our minimum rental period is ONLY 3 Months.

Is your staircase straight, curved or does it have any platforms?

Right Now Mobility Savaria Curved Stairlift

The type of staircase you have will determine the type of stairlift you need. Curved Staircases can require a custom stairlift to be made based off the measurements. Due to the curved stairlifts being custom made, these stairlifts can not be rented or used, only NEW. The amount of steps you have will ultimately determine the length of rail needed to get you to a safe landing position. 

Curved Stairlifts have more technology in them than a Straight Rail Stairlift, they also are custom made for your staircase, with these 2 factors the cost of curved stairlifts can be 3 to 4 times more expensive than a straight stairlift.  If your staircase has a large enough landing, you could install 2 straight rail stairlifts instead of the more expensive curved stairlift that is custom, and spend less money.

How wide is the staircase?

How wide or narrow the staircase is will affect  which unit will fit best. Based on the city you live in, there might be a minimum clearance for when the stairlift is folded up. The narrower the staircase, the more limited you may be to which stairlift will meet those requirements. We have 2 units that we work with that are designed to fold up ultra slim and are the smallest profile on the market to keep the unit out of the way when not in use.

Outdoor Stairlift

If you need a stairlift outside, we have both straight and curved options. These stairlifts are sealed to prevent water and dirt from penetrating the system. The rails also have a coating that helps protect it from rusting. All of our outdoor units come with a waterproofing cover to keep the unit looking it’s best.

Why choose RIGHT NOW Mobility?

  • We listen to your needs and assess the area. We address questions and concerns. A stairlift purchase is a big deal and we want to make sure you know your options. Our FREE, NO OBLIGATION IN-HOME EVALUATIONS are custom to you, your staircase and your needs.
  • We stand behind our name. RIGHT NOW Mobility was founded based on the principle that when a mobility device is needed, it’s generally needed RIGHT NOW. We provide quick, no-hassle installations and service.
  • We offer variety, and stock stairlifts in our warehouse.
  • The biggest thing you should look at when buying a stairlift, SERVICE. Check reviews online of the company you are thinking about going through and see what their customers say about their service.  All companies boast about their Service being the best, the reviews will help you see the truth.  Some companies do a lot of business online and are quick to install a stairlift for you, but when it comes to service they are not around when you need them most.
  • We are passionate about helping people, while providing the highest quality products, installation and superior service. Our 5.0 Google Review Rating with over 85 Revews is a testifies to our commitment to our customers.

  • We will beat our competitors pricing on stairlifts, we are committed to offering the...
Call Right Now Mobility for Free Stairlift Estimate

No matter which type of stairlift you need, curved rail, outdoor, or a simple straight rail installation, RIGHT NOW Mobility is the company to call. One of our knowledgeable stairlift experts can come out to your home to evaluate your needs and give you options.


What brands do they carry?  Not all brands are created equal.  Right Now Mobility has chosen select brands to work with on Stairlifts, we stand 100% behind every lift we install.

To learn more about the services available to you at RIGHT NOW Mobility, please contact us online or call us at 888-381-5820.

Savaria K2 Straight Stairlift

Riding safely up and down the steps can save more than you breath as you glide effortlessly to the 2nd floor.  Don't take the risk of falling on or around the steps. Right Now Mobility can install a NEW Stairlift for you quickly with little effort on your part, Call Today to find out how quickly Right Now Mobility can help you and your family.