How can we help you? Are stair lifts expensive? 0 out of 1 found this helpful A stair lift may be less expensive than you think. When compared to the alternatives of having to sell your home, moving, or remodeling, investing in a stair lift for your home is a very economical alternative. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (0) Category: General Related Questions Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift? How long does the installation take? How long do the batteries last? Can I take the arms off of the stair lift to make the seat wider?