Vertical Platform Lifts

Travel around your home with ease with a Vertical Platform Lift (VPLs). VPLs operate like an elevator and use constant pressure switches to provide a smooth and quiet ride between the levels in your home. They are an attractive home accessible solution due to space efficiency and ease of use.  

A Vertical Platform Lift generally consists of:  

  • A lift tower with either a hydraulic or ball screw drive mechanism 

  • A platform with solid sides that is attached to the tower. When in use, the platform moves vertically up and down along the tower. 

  • Key operated controls at the upper and lower landings as well as on the platform 

Select United Access stores install home accessibility products and have the expertise to help you select the right equipment for your wheelchair lift access needs. We thoroughly understand all the equipment we sell and can advise where it will work best in your home or building.  

Contact a mobility specialist today to learn more. 

What Type of Platform Lift is Right for You?

The Harmar® Highlander Vertical Platform Lift is a great lift option for indoor and outdoor access. Regain full access to your home and yard without the burden of transferring out of your power chair, scooter, or wheelchair with this vertical platform lift option. It is available for commercial and residential applications and comes in open and enclosed configurations.

Gain access to your porch, deck, or floor-to-floor without sacrificing space with a compact Bruno residential vertical platform lift. Sometimes called a porch lift, Bruno’s rugged and reliable wheelchair lift is a residential lift that provides efficient access to a raised deck, porch, or even floor to floor access inside your home.

Frequently Asked Questions About Vertical Platform Lifts

How much do vertical platform lifts cost?

The price for a vertical platform lift varies depending on configuration, chosen model and selected options. Additional things can impact the final cost including application site work, required electrical work, and permits (if necessary). 

Why choose a vertical platform lift over a wheelchair ramp?

Vertical platform lifts are an attractive option because they require less space than a wheelchair ramp. Because there must be a foot of ramp for every inch of rise, a ramp can become very long for the space and tiring for the mobility device user. 

Where are most vertical platform lifts located in a home?

Most vertical platform lifts are installed on porches or decks to provide access into the home. Another popular location for a VPL is in a garage.  

What prep work is needed for a vertical platform lift?

Most vertical platform lifts are free-standing units. Common site prep considerations include a concrete pad, a landing gate at the top landing, electricity run to the location of the VPL to power the VPL or the battery charger.