is a stairway lift?
It is a motorized lift that attaches to a staircase and carries a
physically challenged or disabled person up and down the stairs. A moving
chair is guided by a narrow track attached directly to the steps. The
Summit Stairway Lift requires no modifications to the structure of the
home for installation.
much room is required to install a stairway lift?
The track on a Summit stairway lift takes up less than 10” of your
staircase. When folded up, the unit uses less than 14” space. If your
staircase is less than 36” wide, it is recommended you sit the user in a
chair that is up against a wall, and measure the distance from the wall to
the users knees. Once this information is forwarded to the manufacturer,
they can assist you with determining if you have enough room to use your
much weight is the stairway lift capable of carrying?
The Summit stairway lift is rated at 300 lbs capacity. This is designed
for use by one person at a time.
Several features are designed into the Summit stairway lift to assure the
safety of both the user and others within the home. The footrest has
safety sensors to stop the lift in either direction should it strike
anything on the stairs. A swivel safety switch makes sure the seat is in
the proper position before allowing the unit to run, and a seat belt is
The aircraft cable used for lifting has mechanical and electrical
safeties to stop the lift if the cable is not properly tensioned along
with a rating of 4,200 lbs. Limit switches shut the unit off in the same
place at the top and bottom of the stairs automatically.
The constant pressure controls are designed to stop the lift the second
the controls are released. This is all part of making sure you and your
family members will be safe.
much will it cost to maintain the stairway lift and have it serviced?
The Summit stairway lift is unique in this area as it is the only lift on
the market that makes the claim “no maintenance needed” during the
warranty period of the lift - AND it has the longest standard warranty of
any american manufacturer, covering all parts (except upholstery wear
& tear - labor not included) for a period of 3 years.
Most other units use rack and pinion drives requiring regular lubrication
with grease. Summit believes dust-collecting grease belongs in your garage
- NOT IN YOUR HOME.