Residential Outdoor Wheelchair Lifts
Decks and porches are timeless additions to any home, but the stairs can be a challenge—especially for scooter and wheelchair users. Instead of changing the exterior of your home with a ramp, a vertical platform lift (VPL) from DME Elevators & Lifts will let you enter your home without sacrificing your home’s design.
Let’s take a look at the key elements of a VPL.
The platform is steel-constructed, featuring standard 36” high guard panels and a grab rail. This platform has a non-skid surface for a safe and comfortable ride. With plenty of optional colors to choose from, you can match your lift to your home’s exterior paint.
Controls & Fixtures
The controls and fixtures of your VPL come with an easy up-and-down control switch and hall call control stations at both landings. For extra peace of mind, our team can install a telephone and emergency lighting.
Doors & Gates
All of our vertical platform lifts come with a standard upper landing gate. A folding hinged ramp is included in low-rise unenclosed applications and may be fitted with an optional platform-mounted lower-landing gate. Doors and gates may be manual or power operated.
Platform Configuration & Drives
Outdoor wheelchair lifts are designed to withstand harsh Midwest weather. Our outdoor lifts will typically use screw drives. These drives usually climb at ten feet per minute.
Features & Functionality
Our vertical platform lifts are installed with your needs in mind. That’s why we offer car sizes reaching up to 18 square feet with low-rise applications measuring up to six feet with two stops. The load capacity for our vertical platform lifts is 750 pounds.