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Stair lifts improve mobility for seniors or individuals with disabilities who want to continue living at home and move up and down stairs. Madison.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews, stair lift types and local availability of 30 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top stair lift companies in Madison.

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Types of stair lifts in Madison

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Stair lifts have a rail that attaches to your stairs, a seat and rechargeable batteries. The type of stair lift Madison residents choose depends on the style of their staircase, whether the staircase is indoors or outdoors and if the user will be sitting or standing.

  • Straight stair lifts: A straight stair lift is the most basic and affordable type of stair lift. It is designed for a staircase that doesn’t turn. It can be installed on either side of the staircase.
  • Curved stair lifts: A curved stair lift is custom-built for your turning staircase and can handle multiple floors and landings. Curved stair lifts are significantly more expensive than straight stair lifts.
  • Perch stair lifts: A perch stair lift, also called a standing stair lift, allows the user to stand while riding up and down the stairs. It is built for people who have difficulty transitioning from a standing to sitting position.
  • Outdoor stair lifts: An outdoor stair lift helps a user go up and down stairs to and from a deck, porch, dock or other outside area. It can be straight or curved and is built to withstand a range of temperatures and weather conditions.

Once you’ve narrowed your search to the type of stair lift you need, you can consider additional features that help make the ride safer and more convenient, like a powered swiveling seat, automatically retractable rail and customized colors and fabrics. Many stair lift companies in Madison offer a free, in-home consultation to go over your options and provide an all-inclusive quote.

What’s the cost of a stair lift chair in Madison?

A basic, straight stair lift for a staircase with 12 to 14 steps costs around $3,500, with prices ranging between $2,000 and $5,000. A curved stair chair lift costs up to $10,000 or more. Whether your stairs turn is the most significant factor in stair lift cost. Other factors include the distance the stair lift will travel, the width of the stairwell and whether you want features like power folding rails, remote control or a powered swiveling or adjustable seat.

Some stair lift companies in Madison offer financing options to qualified customers to make the purchase more affordable. You should ask about financing and any possible specials or promotions during the initial consultation, before the company provides a quote. Most insurance companies don’t cover the cost of stair lifts, but contact your provider to be certain.

Madison stair lift installation

To set up your stair lift safely and avoid damage to your home, it’s a good idea to get professional installation. Most stair lift companies in Madison offer installation by trained professionals; often, the cost of installation is included in your stair lift quote. If installation is not included in the cost of a stair lift, expect to spend between $500 and $2,000 extra, depending on the stair lift and your staircase’s characteristics.

Once your stair lift is ready and installation day arrives, it takes technicians just four to six hours to set up the stair lift. Curved stair lifts usually take longer to install than straight stair lifts. To make the process go as efficiently as possible, remove obstacles like pictures and artwork from where the stair lift will be. Take pictures of your stairs before work starts just in case any damage results.

Madison stair lift FAQ

How much weight can a stair lift hold?

Stair lifts generally hold up to 300 pounds. Some manufacturers, like Stannah and Bruno, offer stair lifts that have capacities of 350 or 400 pounds. Exact capacity can depend on the chair and rail type, so ask your stair lift company for exact limits.

Can you rent stair lifts in Madison?

Yes, some companies offer stair lift rentals in Madison. Renting can be a good idea if you or a family member is recovering from injury or if you have a guest who needs a mobility solution.

Does insurance cover chair lifts?

Most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of stair lifts. Contact your provider to ask specifically about whether your plan has any stair lift coverage.

Do stair lifts increase the value of my Madison home?

It’s possible that a stair lift can increase the value of your home if you live in an area where prospective homebuyers want accessibility features. But we don’t recommend purchasing a stair lift with return on investment in mind.

Madison stair chair lift company information

Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah Stairlifts is a national manufacturer of fully customizable straight, curved and outdoor stair lifts. Installation is typically completed in one to two days. Stannah stair lifts come with a 10-year warranty. Contact the company for a free home survey to measure your stairs, go over product options and get a final quote including warranty.

Stannah Stairlifts Learn More (617) 855-1809

Bruno Independent Living Aids

Bruno Independent Living Aids has been helping those with limited mobility for nearly 35 years. Its full line of indoor and outdoor stair lifts fits a variety of spaces and budgets. Bruno specializes in straight stair lifts, designed specifically to be narrow enough to allow for other family members to use the stairs with ease. All Bruno stair lifts come with a lifetime limited warranty.

Bruno Independent Living Aids


Handicare offers straight and curved stair lifts to Madison residents. Its online site includes simple and straightforward explanations of each type of stair lift to help customers easily compare different models and prices. Madison customers can choose optional features, like powered swiveling seats and footrests. Handicare stair lifts come with a 10-year limited lifetime warranty.


101 Mobility

101 Mobility offers a full line of Bruno stair lifts and solutions for purchase or for rent. Its team offers advice and support, including personalized consultations and installation of all stair lifts. All stair lifts come with a one-year limited service warranty and lifetime customer support. Visit 101 Mobility at 213 W. Cottage Grove Road, Ste. 11, Cottage Grove, WI 53527.

101 Mobility

Buit Mobility

Buit Mobility provides curved and straight indoor stair lifts for rent or purchase in Madison from major manufacturers like Bruno and Harmar. Madison customers can set up a free consultation to go over their staircase and needs. Call, email or visit Buit Mobility at 901 Watson Ave., Ste. 49, Madison, WI 53713.

Buit Mobility

All Star Elevator

All Star Elevator provides indoor and outdoor stair lifts by Bruno. The company offers stair lifts for residential and commercial use. Madison customers can call All Star Elevator for a free estimate.

All Star Elevator

Miller Mobility

Miller Mobility offers stair lifts from Bruno, Harmar, Handicare and Garaventa Lift. It provides purchasing and rental options. Most products include a limited lifetime warranty. Contact Miller Mobility to learn about financing options and to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. The company is located at 713 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.

Miller Mobility