Stairlifts, or chair lifts, are a great way to make it easier and safer to get up and down stairs. Our stairlifts are used by people from all walks of life and, working with Stannah (who have over half-a-million installations worldwide), we have the experience to help you make a good choice.
Most of our customers have looked into moving away to a new home or remodeling, but find that a Stannah stairlift is a quicker and more affordable solution.
We manufacture, install and service stairlifts with a choice of chairs, colors and options to suit your needs, lifestyle and budget.
Established in 1977, DME Elevators & Lifts has become the Midwest leader in accessibility lifts such as stairlifts for the home. Locally owned, we serve Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin residents, providing the highest quality installation and service. We operate three locations, each with experienced staff and technicians to provide you fast, professional and friendly service. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your mobility needs. Visit one of our three showrooms or have us come visit your home.
Straight stairs need to be least 27" wide (which is quite narrow).
Stairs that turn need to be a little wider; 29" is a workable minimum.
No problem! We can install a Stannah stairlift to finish level with the top landing, even on a basement staircase with a door at the top.
You'll need a regular 110 Volt outlet, ideally within 10 feet of the top or bottom of the stairs and on the same side of the stairs as the stairlift. Most stairs have a nearby outlet that can be used, but if necessary we can discuss this with your electrician.
Outdoor stairlifts need an indoor outlet, to keep the battery charger dry. We can advise on this when we come to measure the stairs.
A typical installation starts a visit to measure your stairs, assess the needs of the person using the stairlift, and identify the best stairlift and pricing option.
If your stairs make a turn we'll usually make a stairlift that fits the shape of the staircase, which means taking very accurate measurements. Stannah was the first manufacturer to develop a system for doing this using a digital camera and computer to do the measuring - it's more accurate than a tape-measure, and means that installations takes just a couple of hours.
When you decide to order your stairlift we'll usually ask you to pay a deposit, and choose the upholstery color. We accept payment by cash, check and most credit cards.
Installation usually takes two or three hours. We'll then spend as long as you need showing you how to use your new stairlift. When you're completely satisfied, we'll ask for the balance of payment.
If you need further information, call us toll-free at 1-630-708-7999 - we're pleased to help.
We can help with the details when deciding whether to have a stairlift installed.
Let us take care of the stairs, so you can take care of the more important things in your life.
We supply both new and used stairlifts, so we can find something for almost any budget. A good stairlift can certainly be installed for much less than the cost of selling and moving your home, or remodeling your home to provide extra living-space downstairs.
For exact pricing, we normally come and take a look at your stairs, then provide you with a written quotation, without obligation.
If you no longer need your Stannah stairlift, we'll buy it back, or remove it for no charge if it's very old.