When it comes to looking to get an stair lift installed in their home, the first question a person will ask themselves is “Should I buy or should I rent one?” Certainly on the face of it, stair lift rentals does hold a certain amount of appeal compared to having to purchase one.
Firstly when it comes to making an initial payment for your stair lift rental, it will be a lot cheaper then the actual price of purchasing one. Also because you are paying a regular monthly fee which will often include the cost of having the device installed in your home makes it a much more viable option compared to purchasing one out right. This is especially important for the elderly as often they do not have enough money available to enable them to purchase a stair lift outright.
However you should only consider renting a stair lift if you are going to be using it for a very short period of time. Although in the beginning the thought of having monthly payments that are easy to manage seems the ideal option, if you keep the stair lift for any extended period of time then the costs you end up paying could be much higher than if you had decided to purchase one.
But if you do decide to rent one then it is important that you know exactly what the contract includes within it. It is important that you therefore get everything relating to your agreement given to you in writing and also read all the small print that comes with the contract. You may well discover that the rental agreement you are looking at is not as cost effective as you first thought it would be.
Generally when it comes to renting an stair lifts you will be expected to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 as a deposit. The price will cover the installation, maintenance, breakdown cover and also the power supply for the unit as well as costs for removing the device from a person’s home once it is no longer required. After this initial deposit payment has been made then a person can be expected to pay between $100 and $200 each month as the rental payment.
Also when it comes to stair lifts rentals you will often find that only straight stair lifts are offered up for rental purposes. The simple reason for this is that they are much cheaper and quicker to install than curved models. Plus a lot of the rental models being made available have been used before and you will find that you are actually limited to the type of models and colors that can be made available to you.