Measurement 1: Stand at the top of stairs and extend the tape measure down to the landing, letting it rest on edge of each tread. The tape should not sag or bend along the way. Record the distance from the edge of the upper landing to where the end of the tape measure rests on the landing at the bottom of the stairs.

 

Measurement 2: Measure from the edge of the upper landing (like Measurement 1) to the edge of the first stair's tread at the bottom. Please refer to the diagram for assistance.
 

 

 

Measurement 3: Measure the width of your stair's treads. Please refer to the diagram for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

Measurement 4: Measure from the edge of the first stair at the bottom to the wall (or door), if there is one. Please refer to the diagram for assistance.

 

 

 

 

Measurements 5-7: These are the tread measurements. Please refer to the diagram for assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Measurements 8: Measure from the top step to the nearest door, wall or other obstruction at the top of the stairs.

Step 9: Repeat Steps 1-8 for each set of stairs.

 

For a U-shaped staircase, skip to Step 11.

 

 

 

Step 10: For an L-shaped staircase, measure the length and width of each landing. For most staircases there will only be one landing, but if your staircase has multiple landings, we will need the measurements for each. 

 

 

Your measurements should be complete for an L-shaped staircase.

Step 11: For a U-shaped staircase, measure the width of the interior wall that your stairs wrap around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 12: Standing on the landing, measure the distance from the outside wall to the opposite edge of the interior wall that your stairs wrap around.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 13: Measure from the edge of the interior wall that you used in Step 12 to the  opposite outside wall that you used in Step 12.

 

Your measurements should be complete for a U-shaped staircase.

L and U Shaped Stair Lift Measurements

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