FEATURES - 87%
COMFORT - 87%
CAPACITY - 79%
DURABILITY - 87%
Summary : Outdoor Elite Model SRE-2010E is specifically designed for outdoor use. We like the fact that it comes with a seat cover and that its batteries store power in case of outage.
Stair lifts are rather new on the market of home improvements. Nevertheless, they can be of great use for people with mobility problems. Most stair lifts are designed for indoor use and if you are looking for an outdoor stair lift, you will have to do some digging around because they are not very easy to come by. Generally, each stair lift manufacturer features only one outdoor model, two maximum, and they are pretty standard. From our research, we found the Outdoor Elite Model SRE-2010E to be one of the best outdoor stair lifts available on the market. If you don’t believe us, take a look at its features:
Outdoor Elite Model SRE-2010E is the ideal stair lift for providing access to a home through an outdoor staircase. It features a direct drive motor/gear box and it has a 400 pounds weight capacity. One of the biggest advantages of this stair lift is the fact that it is made in USA, in Wisconsin to be more precise. This is good because, should you ever experience any problems with this stair lift, you won’t have a hard time finding spare parts. However, this shouldn’t be a problem since this stair lift is highly durable. It has been tested in all types of weather and it proved to be not only durable but also safe and reliable. The stair lift features 2 12 V batteries which are constantly powered from a nearby outlet. In cases of power outage, the batteries continue to power the staircase.
In order to provide an optimal level of comfort, the Outdoor Elite Model SRE-2010E features comfortable cushions made of exterior marine-grade vinyl. The seat is very wide and it can be adjusted at different heights. It also features adjustable arm rests. For a safe landing at the base or the top of the staircase, this model comes with an offset swivel seat. In order to reduce maintenance, the stair lift features no belts, yet due to its rail design and its innovative clamping system, it offers an amazing stability. Since the stair lift is installed within a few inches from the staircase’s edge, it takes little space, allowing the rest of the family members to continue to use the staircase without any problems. A great comfort feature that this product comes with are the flipable arms, footrests and seat which render the lift practically nonexistent when not in use.
Being specifically designed for outdoor use, the Outdoor Elite Model SRE-2010E features a durable, powder coat paint which protects the steel surfaces. The stair lift was tested in various weather temperatures, from 0ºF to 125ºF. The stair lift rail is made of clear anodized aluminum. The product comes with a weather resistant cover designed for the chair which provides extra weather protection when the stair lift is not being used. The product is also available with extended rail lengths.