Harmar Vertical Lifts are an affordable and cost-effective alternative to elevators in many situations. This makes vertical platform lifts a favorable option for seniors, wheelchair-bound persons, and others with mobility issues.
Elevator Or Platform Lift? Those who need elevators often do not have the budget for an elevator, much less the remodeling. An elevator almost always requires remodeling or even a built-on addition to the home. So this means a traditional elevator costs somewhere around $15,000++ in remodeling costs before money is spent on the actual elevator and its installation. This may mean a $35,000 to $45,000 total cost, which very few people can afford.
In contrast, a vertical platform lift is generally $6,500 – $15,500 plus installation costs. If a platform lift will do the job, it is clearly the more affordable choice.
Vertical platform lifts also require less energy output than elevators. Again, this saves money and helps stay within the average homeowner’s budget. Keeping energy costs down is especially important in light of the current energy crisis and high electricity rates.
Platform Lift A Harmar Vertical Platform lift is essentially a self-contained elevator. It has four sides but is open on top, with a completely contained lift motor plus safety features that can be operated by the rider or a helper. It can carry two persons or one person in a wheelchair, up to 600 lbs. residential or 750 lbs commercial. The lift has an entry door on one level and another door on the other level. When it reaches the new level, the safety door releases, allowing the passenger to exit safely.
In the rare case of a malfunction while in use, its passenger can be easily extracted through the open top. There is also no danger from a fall as it’s designed to avert crashes, unlike with standard elevators.
The vertical platform lift mechanism runs quietly and smoothly, to avoid being disruptive to both the passengers and the household residents.
Elevator owners spend yearly on inspection, parts, and repairs to ensure safety. On the other hand, vertical platform lifts seldom require simple repairs, only when needed.
Weather Resistant With the installation of a weather-resistant model, the vertical platform lift can help a person safely reach their front door even in inclement weather such as rain or snow. Most outdoor platform lifts come with specially designed covers that prevent moisture entry from damaging internal components, ensuring that these lifts will last as long as their indoor counterparts, provided they are properly maintained.
Drawbacks One concern often voiced by prospective lift customers is that a vertical platform lift will take up too much space. However, an elevator or ramp also consumes significant space, and if an accompanying shaft has to be dug, it could destabilize the original structure, imposing further usage restrictions on the home or business. Ramps require plenty of square footage when installed at an appropriate grade, and for heights greater than 24 inches, a platform lift has a much smaller footprint.
Also, vertical platform lifts are more likely to be used at heights from five to eight feet, and can be purchased and installed for far less costs than a home elevator would require.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE VERTICAL PLATFORM LIFTS WE CARRY, CALL KEVIN (801) 386-2408 OR VISIT OUR LOCAL SHOWROOM:
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The CPL series provides higher lifting capabilities to cover more levels or raised buildings. Even with increased height, Harmar’s CPL is engineered for fast installation, easy operation, and is virtually maintenance-free indoors and out.
Designed with precision and care to be an incredibly high-quality, code compliant access solution, Harmar’s Highlander series is sure to meet your every need. Heights available from 4’ to 14’.
This self-contained Enclosed Platform is built to Harmar’s exacting VPL standards with powder coated steel enclosure panels, providing vertical access indoors or out, with up to a 14’ rise.
Indoors, they offer a self-contained, neater appearance and outdoors provide weather protection. Either way, the ready-to-install design saves installation time and does not require modifications to structures or landscaping.
You have made my day. The lift you installed to replace stairs at my back door works beautifully. Not only does it work instead of stairs, but also for my wheelchair access. I am more than pleased at how clean your workman left the area, and the short amount of time it took to install.
He was very knowledgeable about the lift, and especially good at teaching us how to use it. I would recommend western chairlift without hesitation.
Thank you Kevin for your help and expertise in creating a way to put a stair lift on my garage steps. Other companies said it could not be done but you were able to build what was needed. You were very professional and personal in your work and I am so grateful I phoned your company. You worked hard installing the lift and it works great. I will be sure to pass the good word along and I will recommend you to all. You run an up scale business. If you need me as a referral, please feel free to have anyone phone me with their questions about your service.
When a dear friend was in need of a walk in tub as a requirement to return home following an extended hospital and rehab stay, Kevin and Western Stairlifts came to the rescue. Within one week, Kevin's son took care of removing the old tub, installed the necessary plumbing/electrical, new framing, new tile, everything needed for my friend to have a beautiful new walk in tub with jets. The new tub allowed my friend to relax and relieve back pain that was a constant companion. Unfortunately, she has now passed away. Her last weeks were greatly eased by using the tub. Do not hesitate to call Keith when you need help with equipment that will allow someone you love to stay living at home. Investing in equipment to ease someone's suffering or improve independence is always a good investment, no matter how long it gets used. Many thanks to Keith and son for a wonderful job. I will not hesitate to refer friends or use your services in the future.
I had purchased a used Harmar stair lift from a friend who had it in the home they'd purchased.
I sold it at cost to a friend who needed it in their home, but I had lost one of the white nylon runners that the chair used to climb. I installed it, but it was not safe to operate as it could fall off the track.
I contacted Harmar, who would not sell me the piece. I contacted the distributors listed on their website and none of them claimed to carry Harmar products.
Finally after emailing and calling a few people, Western Stairlifts returned my call and offered to give me the part that I needed. If I paid for shipping, they would mail it to me. I was driving down to SLC the following day, so the man I spoke with left it out front for me.
It was just what I needed, and he did not need to do that at all. He didn't even charge me for it.
What honorable folks. I don't have a need for their services, but I will definitely refer others to them who do.