How can we help you? How does the stair lift attach to the stairs? 1 out of 3 found this helpful Our stair lifts install directly to the treads of your stair case, not the wall. There is no need to reconstruct or reinforce walls in order to install. Was this helpful? Yes (1) No (1) Category: General Related Questions Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift? How is the stair lift powered? Is a stair lift difficult to operate? What are my other options?