Stair Lift Installation - Do It Yourself
All the straight stair lifts offered by AmeriGlide have been designed and manufactured with the express intent of making a stair lift that is so easy to install that any competent handyman can successfully complete the installation process simply by watching and carefully following our installation instructions. In fact, all of our stair lifts can be installed by a competent handyman in 3 hours or less.
Unfortunately, some of our competitors, and organizations they belong to, would lead consumers to believe that self-installation of a stair lift can create safety issues. However, the facts indicate otherwise; AmeriGlide has sold over 35,000 straight stair lifts throughout the United States, the majority of which have been installed by the homeowner or a trusted handyman. We are pleased to advise all consumers that AmeriGlide has never had a reported case of anyone injured on a stair lift we sold. Zero cases!
Despite the our incident free record, the protectionists in our industry would prefer to create regulations to restrict your access to equipment by requiring needless inspections, permits, and other red tape. Some states have even adopted or are considering the adoption of statutes regulating who can install simple stair lift equipment. These efforts are counter-productive to the needs of our aging population and only serve to significantly raise the cost of stair lifts thereby decreasing utilization. In short, these regulations needlessly price many consumers out of the market in the name of safety; however there is no documentation of any type to support the need for such actions. These regulations are being implemented under the guise of protecting the consumer’s safety when in reality they are classic examples of overzealous protectionism.
We, at AmeriGlide, prefer to let the facts speak for themselves. We understand those that disagree with our position do so for multiple reasons, none of which can be supported by facts or figures, but rather are driven by the industry’s desire to protect the “status quo.” Despite efforts to over-regulate our products, AmeriGlide remains committed to its mission of providing quality stair lifts at the most affordable prices with the specific objective of increasing utilization by lowering the entry cost for the consumer. And that is exactly what we have done over the last 13 years.
As an interested consumer, contractor, or medical equipment professional you may find a little history interesting. AmeriGlide is the originator of Do It Yourself Stair lift Installation. In 2000, management identified stair lifts as a product that was underutilized in the United States and determined that underutilization was the result of high cost to the consumer. Our objective was to produce and market a stair lift solution that would cost the consumer less than $2,000, thus making stair accessibility more affordable.
In 2000, the stair lift industry was estimated by our manufacturer to be 15,000 new units per year. We, along with our manufacturer, worked diligently to reduce manufacturing costs with the target of the $1999 stair lift. Today, 13 years later, we are supplying new stair lifts for less than $1900 delivered, and we estimate the market unitization has grown to over 50,000 units a year. Our stair lift sales by units doubled once our delivered price fell below $2000, thus proving that price is a barrier for our clients and supporting the obvious conclusion that regulations that add unnecessary costs should be avoided if we are to help the aging segment of our society remain in their homes and enjoy their golden years.
In addition, AmeriGlide offers used stair lifts at substantially reduced prices, opening the market to those who cannot afford a new stair chair. With over 50,000 new units sold per year, the used market is one which is naturally growing and providing affordable accessibility solutions for tens of thousands of needy persons every year.
Our mission is becoming increasingly important considering the significant demographic shift that is happening in the United States. With over 80,000,000 baby boomers turning 65 years of age over the next 17 years, we have a responsibility to meet the needs of our aging population. The vast majority of baby boomers would prefer to spend their golden years in their homes and stair lifts often can be an integral part of achieving that objective. The question then becomes: why should we make it more difficult for a vulnerable segment of our population to get the tools and equipment they need to enjoy a better quality of life?
We at AmeriGlide pride ourselves on offering stair lift products that are affordable, safe, easy to install, and undoubtedly the best value on the market. Our customers obviously agree as they have made us the #1 stair lift provider in the United States.
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Sorry to say I returned the item since I could not find a way to ship it to India due to Covid-19 restrictions on travel. However I thank Mobility paradise on their professional way of handling the return and refund my money promptly.
This unit is as slow as you need and as fast as you can stand it. It maneuvers well inside our assisted living apt. & cruises the hallways & sidewalks with ease. Battery life is great. I'm so pleased I just bought another one for my wife so we can cruise together!
Met all my needs for mobility!
I got the scooter as a Christmas present for my husband.
The scooter was easy to assemble and drive.
Finally, my husband decided that he didn’t want to use it yet and is trying to walk a little more.
I was worried about returning it but fortunately, the return and refund went through flawlessly.
I no longer could go shopping because of a disability that has targeted my knee and legs. Hubby had to do all the shopping. With this Pride, I am mobile again and can navigate the mall, grocery stores, football stadiums, theaters. I am able to enjoy my kid's dance competitions. I feel like I am back among the living. The extended battery lasts forever. I honestly have no idea how long it lasts. After a day at the mall, I still had a full charge. Hubby loads it easily into the back of the SUV. It comes apart into 3 main sections. The front, the back wheels, and the seat. Comes apart and goes together in seconds. I can't wait until the weather is nicer so I can hit the zoo and botanical gardens, which I have not been to in years. Not only am I mobile again, but this has also given me a new outlook on life. I HIGHLY RECCOMEND IT!!!!
Good mobility. Easy to take apart and put together to load and unload for travel.
I bought this for my 82-year-old father. He loves it and it works great. We take it to car shows and next week he will take it on a cruise. It's quick and goes up hills with no problem.
Easy to disassemble load in my trunk. Then it was just as easy to reassemble. The battery lasts me all day.
Great price and works well so far. Easy to assemble. Easy to drive!
I have MS and it easy to take apart and put on my car so I can get around when I get there.
This little scooter is great, hubby loves it, makes it so much easier to get around.
Easy setup. Ready in less than 30 min!
Ordered this for my 82 y/o mother. She absolutely LOVES it. Is now able to get out and go shopping and to the flea markets, which she loves. Such a great scooter, my sister who is disabled ordered one just like it.
It was as advertised, batteries hold the charge very well! It went 8 miles at full speed. The battery indicator light only went down one light out of 7!