Frequently Asked Questions

AmeriGlide stair lifts are designed for homeowner installation. It normally takes 1-3 hours for your first stair lift installation. If desired, you may contract with us to install the stair lift for $550 in most cases. Installations on concrete, tile, or steel stair cases are more expensive.

New AmeriGlide Stair Lifts come with a 2 year parts warranty and a 5 year warranty on the drive train. Factory Reconditioned AmeriGlide Stair Lifts come with a 1 year parts warranty and a 3 year warranty on the drivetrain. Used AmeriGlide Stair Lifts come with a 1 year parts only warranty. We are so confident of the quality of these stair lifts that we provide the best warranties in the industry!

The track on an AmeriGlide stair lift takes up 11.5 inches of your staircase. When folded up, the stair lift uses 14 inches of space, except on HD units which have seats that don't fold. If your staircase is less than 36 inches wide, it is recommended that you sit the user in a chair that is up against a wall, and measure the distance from the wall to the user's knees. Once this information is forwarded to us we can assist you with determining if you have enough room to use your stair lift. Find out how to measure for stair lifts.

Most AmeriGlide stair lifts have a lifting capacity of 300 lbs. Some Heavy Duty Stair Lifts have a 500 lb. weight capacity. Each stair lift is designed for use by one person at a time.

The AmeriGlide stair lift needs very little maintenance - just a light greasing of the track every 6 months will keep it running smoothly.

AmeriGlide stair lifts comply with standards and codes established by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Intertek (ETL), and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Safety Features Included with Every AmeriGlide Stair Lift:

  • Footrest safety sensor to stop the stair lift should it strike anything on the stairway.
  • Swivel safety switch to insure that the stair lift seat is in the proper position before lifting.
  • Safety belt attached to seat for occupant safety. Cable tension safe guards insure that the lift will stop if the cable loses tension.
  • Limit switches shut the stair lift off in the same place at the top and bottom of stairs automatically.
  • Pressure controls make sure that the stair lift stops motion as soon as the controls are released.

Read more about safety standards and certifications that apply to AmeriGlide stair lifts and wheelchair lifts.

In many cases, yes. The Department of Veterans Affairs does offer cash grants to some veterans for mobility devices. For additional information on this topic, please click here.


  1. How hard is a stair lift to install?
  2. What kind of warranty do AmeriGlide stair lifts come with?
  3. How much room is required to install a stair lift?
  4. How much weight is the stair lift capable of carrying?
  5. How much will it cost to maintain the stair lift and have it serviced?
  6. Are AmeriGlide stair lifts safe?
  7. Can disabled U.S. veterans receive monetary assistance from the government towards the purchase of a stair lift or other mobility device?


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