How to Install a Stair Lift

Ladder elevators can be a nice addition to the home to enhance accessibility. If the home has relatives or friends who are not able to move about the stairs easily, stair lifts are a good choice for this purpose. These days, it is extremely easy to install stair lifts and here are a few tips to get started.

Many Advantages

These days, installing stair lifts in the home is an easy task and with it comes the pride and assurance that the home is accessible for everyone. Even persons with lesser degree of mobility will be able to navigate the home at their leisure and comfort levels.

Easy Installation

Once the most appropriate stair lift has been chosen and, which fits the width of the stairs, installation is needed. Many people get intimidated by the installation process but the fact is that it is very easy. The only tools you need are a hammer, screwdriver, level and the kit. It is very important to consult with the owner’s manual in the kit before starting the installation but in general the basic installation steps are quite generic.

Three Carriers

The stair lifts typically come with three carriers namely one going on the top of stairs, one at the bottom and one at the middle.


Typically, the stair lifts come along with cables, which allow the lift to come back to the ladder bottom once it reaches the top of the stair. This is a special kind of power cord, right through the ring, placed against the wall and runs from the top to the bottom of the stair lift.

Installing And Seat Path

The next stage is the actual installation as well as placing the seat path to the track. The seat needs to be attached in between two tracks, which were available with the kit. The top of this seat should be attached to the top of the track and proper screws should be fastened to hold the seat in place. Then, the track combination should be set appropriately to connect brackets, which attach to the steps of the stairway. The track needs to be in level so the seat is not in a blocked position. Once the ladder path is set, the elevator screw of the ladder is placed into the track with the appropriate screws.


The ladder stair lift comes equipped with a pulley, which helps move the chair down and up across the stairway. The chain should be installed at the middle of the runway right at the center. You need to slide the pulley in forward as well as backward directions with ease.


The cord is critical to successful installation of the stair lift because it powers the elevator. This power cord has to be fed through a specific slot inside the track, which is specifically designed for this cable. Once the cord is fed through, the power cord needs to be connected to the ramp bottom and then to the outlet.