VersaLift Attic Lift Installation Pictures
Versa Lift Model 24 has a 15.3 cubic foot, 200 lb. lifting capacity. The lifting platform is 20-3/4" x 44". For all Specifications, Rough-In Guide, Installation Guide and Owners Manual click on "Manuals" on the menu bar above.
This is a 10 minute High Level overview of an actual install. Read the installation manual to understand the entire process, and feel free to call one of our engineers if you have questions.
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Here is a great picture of what the lift looks like when up against the ceiling. There are four springs in each of the legs that stretch when the Ceiling Cover closes, the lift continues to travel through the attic hole floor joists and stops automatically when it comes even with the attic floor. (The installer put some trim around the opening)
This installation was in THE VILLAGES, FL. Owner was thrilled about lift and install. (we have withheld her name for Privacy purposes)
We just finished having the Versa Lift 24W installed ( Martin Construction of Park Forest Illinois). All questions about size of unit were promptly answered by customer service. Easy installation thanks to detailed instructions/ videos. This has been on my wife’s wish list. She insists we are not getting any younger and needed better and safer options to get in to the attic. The Versa Lift certainly makes it easy to store and retrieve our seasonal “stuff”. My wife claims it is the best thing since sliced bread. I say, “Happy wife, happy life.” We are both delighted with our purchase.
Rich and Beth Sullivan
First, great product. Very pleased, and completed the job including reframing floor in two days.
The Villages, FL
I just received and installed my new 24w wireless remote control Versalift. This is my second Versalift. I also had one installed in my previous home. This one I installed myself with a little help from one on my neighbors. The lift works perfectly and make those trips to the attic much safer!
We have a very large attic and store a lot of things up there. Lots of heavy Christmas decorations and of thongs that are not used very often. I am 67 years old and hauling stuff up and down the pull down ladder gets tougher every year. Particularly at Christmas. We put out a lot of yard decorations. After putting it off for a few years I finally purchased a Versalift the day after we put away the decorations for this past Christmas. It arrived 3 days after I ordered it. I installed it myself. The prep work took me about two days. The installation of the unit itself took about 5 hours. Pretty straight forward instructions.
I could not be happier!!
Here are the images of my recent install of your attic lift system.
The entire process took me 20 hours to reframe my attic flooring and frame the opening and install the lift.
Once installed it worked properly without any problems. The system allowed our house to utilize a four car garage attic space which had significant storage space!
We are Versa Lift supporters! We have one in our lake house and one in our home in Louisiana. I would not want an attic that has storage without a Versa Lift. We are in our 70s so moving Christmas, Easter, Mardi-gras, Spring, Summer and anything else my wife wants to keep up and down stairs is not as easy as in previous years. With Versa Lift, one goes up stairs in the attic while one stays down and in less than 30 minutes we can load 20+ tubs of whatever up to our storage in the attic. We recently had one of our remotes quit working. Steve Davidson worked with us on the telephone to help determine the problem and help us get an updated remote. The remote was quickly installed and we were back in business!
The Versalift Model 24 is also available in a 36" high unit at no additional cost. Here is a picture of Mr. Porter with his new Model 24 36" high unit.
“We are very pleased with the Versa Lift system, it has made getting things to store in the attic, much easier and convenient and very easy to operate”.
Don & Jean Porter
Oklahoma City, OK
I have just completed the installation of my new Versa lift and I couldn’t be happier. The installation guide was amazing and very easy to follow. I was really impressed with the quality of the \Versa lift. It is a really well made piece of equipment. I have attached a few pictures to show the progress of my installation. I only needed help getting the unit up in the attic and again when I needed to turn it over and position it over the opening. Other than than, I was able to complete the project by myself. Probably the hardest part of the project was getting the unit out of the box since it was packed exceptionally well to avoid any damage. All in all, I was very impressed and can’t wait to show off my new Versa lift to anyone who comes by.
Thank you again for such a great product.
The installation went fine. The instruction book was easy to follow and gave very straight-forward directions for the installation. I didn’t get the 24in Truss adapter (quite honestly, I didn’t see that as an option until after the installation), so I had to reposition the opening a little to allow the lift housing legs to clear the trusses. Additionally, the trusses weren’t quite parallel and so I had to shim the corners behind the L Flashings to get the opening square. But once that was done, the actual installation of the Versa Lift went quite smoothly. As the pictures show, it is now fully in and it works great.
We used our Versalift for the first time today and we love it!! Saved our backs. We just know we will get many years of use out of this great product.
Happy New Year!
I wanted to share with you my VersaLift installation video. I installed the lift over the summer and I am just now getting to sending you the videos. I appreciate you extending the warranty on our lift in fulfillment of your video sharing program.
We installed the lift in a rather unique (I think so) installation. The lift sites in a weather proof closet we built for the lift on our deck. It drops down 17’ from our deck on the second level of our home to the patio beneath in our back yard. We use the lift mostly for groceries, a luggage as our kitchen and guest room are on the second floor of our Vancouver BC home.
I hired a handyman to do the installation as it involved cutting into the deck and doing a torch-on roof to the closet. I however did the accordion doors, which I intend to modify with a proper rollup door when I have the money and the safety trap door. The safety trap door is a must in our installation as the deck opening is accessible to our children when the lift is in use. I highly recommend that VersaLift consider a similar add-on feature for other lifts.
As you can see my modification was rudimentary. I installed a 1x2 between the lift basket framing so that it would catch the trapdoor as it came down thus not getting stuck between the crossbar of the basket. It works and solves the safety issue.
We just finished installing our Versa Lift, and already love it! We’re both in our 60s and decided we would hire a contractor to make and frame the hole in the attic floor. We knew we could handle putting it together and finishing the installation. To our surprise, the contractor went ahead and assembled about 90% of the Versa Lift for us! We finished the remainder 10%. It is going to come in so handy for us to use. We have a very large attic above out two car garage, and it was a lot of up and down the drop down ladder anytime we wanted to store something up there or bring something down. No more hesitating to set out the Christmas decorations because we knew it meant several trips up and down that ladder. Thank you Versa Lift!!!
Ray & Donna Pethel
Here are my contractors installing in the storage space above the garage. It took them about 5 hours. They commented that the instructions were easy to follow and the actual lift was very sturdy and well- planned.
Vicki and Irv Kohne
Please share with your Management Team.
I'm concerned that you are going to spoil me with the kind of Customer Service I received from you on the issue of repair for Versa Lift unit.
Not only where you expedite in responding, you expressed genuine concern in assisting me in getting taken care of.
I received repair part today and that was also quicker than experienced by other vendors.
Thanks in giving me hope that not all is lost in the "Customer Service Profession"
(Bought over 7 years ago and a simple switch fixed my issue)
After trying to haul stuff up that narrow attic ladder and then using versalift, I cant imagine ever not having a versalift to get this job done. Its the best. Very quiet operation. Flows very smoothly. Love it. Mine is right next to the ladder opening which i think is a perfect location. THANKS SO MUCH
North myrtle beach, SC
We are so happy to have our VersaLift installed. We placed it next to our attic ladder, accessing the space above our garage. It runs very smoothly, and has made storage much easier and safer. We had a professional contractor install it while other work was being done at our house, and he plans to order one for himself. We would definitely recommend this product.
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My Wife is always right…..I should listen to her more!
My wife and I are retired Senior Citizens with attic storage space above the garage via a pull down ladder. Last January I came very close to falling down the ladder while pushing a storage tote full of Christmas decorations up the ladder. Luckily I was able to regain my balance but the tote crashed to the floor resulting in some of the decorations being destroyed. I was just glad that it wasn’t me that got busted up. My wife did some research online reading reviews on the Versa Lift system and insisted that we would order one and have it installed before the decorations came down again. I argued against spending the money but she would have no part of my argument, pointing out that the cost of the Versa Lift would seem cheap compared to a bad fall perhaps resulting in a trip to the hospital by ambulance with major injuries or broken bones. I knew she was right and with the Holidays only a few month away we ordered our Versa Lift and a handyman installed it today. The Versa Lift system is the answer to a genuine home safety issue I now call the “Treacherous Attic Storage Ladder”. Plus there was a bonus. The garage is now less cluttered. Due to the ease of using the Versa Lift we sent additional things being stored in the garage up to the attic. September 16, 2017.
I've had this unit for a while but it's been too hot in the attic to install but with a little help from a friend it was completed on 8/17/17. I had to do a little more prep work cause I had to move it over one more rafter and go perpendicular. As far as installing the Versa Lift the instructions were right on. I just wish I've gotten this unit sooner. Very smooth operation. I would definitely recommend Versa Lift for anyone who stores seasonal stuff in the attic.
Very satisfied customer
John L. Lusby
We finally got the new house finished and moved in, I cannot even begin to tell you how much we love our "Versalift". Don't know how we ever got along without it. Our garage is clean with no extra suitcases, etc. setting around! Our neighbors are trying to figure out how they can retro fit one in their garage.
I installed my lift along with the help of my two brothers. It only took about 4 hours to frame the opening and install the lift.
Since I knew I was going to install my lift adjacent to my pull down attic stairs, I chose to use the corded pendent control.
If you install away from the attic entry the remote would me a must.
It works great and eliminates the unsafe transport of boxes and tubs up and down the attic stairs. My attic in the garage is 11 feet tall so the pull down stairs are long and difficult to heave heavy boxes up and down.
The design is well thought out and it is well constructed.
I would recommend to anyone who has a large attic storage area that is not utilized due to the difficulty of getting things up a ladder or attic pulldown.
I finally finished my attic storage. I have attached a few photos showing the Versa Lift in the finished attic and a video showing raising items.
The Versa Lift is great. No more carrying boxes up the attic ladder, which usually required two people. Now I can move anything I want up to or down from the attic all by myself. It is much quicker and easier on my back. The Versa Lift makes accessing and using the unused space in my attic a breeze. Now I have my garage back.
Thanks Versa Lift,
Settling into our new home we wondered how we could safely access the spacious storage area over the garage. Climbing up and down a ladder attempting to lug bins and boxes while keep my balance is not what we considered safe.
Searching the internet for a solution we discovered Versalift. So glad we did. The unit arrived in days. Since the unit comes with easy to follow step-by-step instructions with illustrated drawings, I decided to install it myself.
The installation was relatively easy, which I was able to accomplish in a matter of hours.
Now, the Versalift safely takes everything we need in or out of the attic. Without a doubt Versalift is the safest and most convenient way to maximize the storage area over our garage.
Versalift has our wholehearted endorsement for we are completely satisfied customers.
Gary & Sue Keisling
Just got every thing done today. Works great, goes up and down.
LCDR Kid McCoy USN/re
Installed my unit on Sunday. Directions were easy to follow and very helpful.
Again thanks so much for the Versalift as it has made full utilization of our storage a breeze as carrying loads up the stairway is burdensome, but not now
Bristol, CT 06010
I ordered the larger Versalift 32W - wireless. I also got an extra remote - just in case. It was installed in my attached garage. I had the hole and new decking done by a builder, but I assembled and installed everything else myself. The "32" is a big lift. I almost didn't have enough room to fit it in. The pitch of my roof and the narrowness of my garage required that the lift be place just so. This thing is fairly expensive, but it's very well made and engineered. I have now also ordered your safety step railing to go with my new attic stairs to complete the project. Now onto the next step, which is to organize the attic... I have definitely added extra value to my house. I placed a short video of the lift in action on my Facebook page and have gotten a lot of positive comments from my friends.
My wife and I really go all out when decorating for holidays and all the stuff has to go somewhere when the holidays are over. We have the "drop down" ladder/steps in our garage that go to the attic. We have been dreading hauling all of it back into the attic.
This is when we started looking for options. We reviewed many sites online and it became clear that the VersaLift was the best option by far. With all the options that we had to choose from, we decided on the VersaLift 32W. The wireless remote saves a lot of time compared to the stationary button.
My wife and I put the bottom of the lift together the garage and we put the top of the lift together in the attic. My son and I cut and framed in the hole and installed the lift in just about 5 hours. It is a breeze getting all of our stuff back into the attic after the holidays now...
Very happy with our purchase.
N. Little Rock, AR
The Versa Lift is so completely awesome. We love it. Everyone who has seen it in action wants one. We moved recently and putting our things into the attic was a snap with the Versa Lift. Getting camping gear, Christmas boxes, Halloween décor and the like out of the attic used to be the dreaded task not it will be something to look forward to. Seriously now it’s not even a concern. As for the quality, it’s super solid even down to the hand held remote. There is heft to it, not just some cheap device.
Thanks so much! We LOVE IT!
This is a wonderful product! Thank you for your assistance.
Few words about the Versalift, it’s GREAT!!. Have a two story Garage used for storage, it was getting harder to haul tubs and things up and down the steps. Found the Versalift, installed it ourself’s and it works GREAT!!.
Winter Garden, FL
I ordered the 24W (wireless) system. It came within one week. I had the benefit of someone helping me who had already put an idential model in his parent’s home, so we were ahead of the game. Once we opened all the boxes and laid the pieces out it was not difficult to put the frame together. First we put the platform together in the garage because we had more room, but we also knew that it was the starting point for lifting after the frame was installed in the attic. Then we went into the attic and constructed the lifting frame. Again, it was not complicated, it just took time and patience while referencing the manual.
Once it was all done it worked great and I am very happy with the product.
p.s. My objective in this whole process was to eliminate shoving decorations and things up my drop-down attic ladder. Several of my neighbors have fallen off their ladders in the past two years and I saw this as a health and safety answer to a potential hospital visit.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Just writing to tell you the Versalift I recently received has been installed and is working nicely. I am retired and 68 years old. A year ago I broke my ankle when the wooden fold down attic ladder broke while putting away Christmas items. My step son saw the Versalift last summer and told me to take a look. I was immediately interested and after determining it would fit between the existing joists I decided to install it during the winter when the attic is cool. I like simple projects like this. I also have a pretty good ability to work with tools (a farm boy growing up) and can follow instructions.
I work on projects at a very relaxed pace with rest as needed. I am happy to report the Versalift install fits this type of work. All of the steps are clearly described in the installation manual. For me the most difficult work was framing the ceiling opening along with lifting the Versalift device into the attic. Here is how I accomplished the install:
Thursday, February 23rd – Purchased lumber to frame a 22 ½ x 46 ½ opening in the garage attic. Joists were 24” on center leaving a 22 ½ inch space. Cut the 22 ½ inch pieces needed to complete framing the opening. Remove existing flooring and cut to expose area to be framed.
Friday, February 24th – Completed the attic framing double checking the measurements. Versalift delivered in three boxes by UPS.
Saturday, February 25th – Opened all the boxes and verified everything was shipped. Planned how to get the heavy unit into the attic.
Sunday, February 26th – Used a rope hoist to get the Versalift head (80+ lbs.) into the attic. Assemble the unit in the attic and positioned it over the opening securing it as instructed.
Monday, February 27th – Cut the drywall opening and attached the corner pieces. Assembled the platform on the garage floor below the opening and attached it to the cables from the unit in the attic. Plugged in the unit, turned it on and tested the up and down operation. The unit is on the same circuit as the attic lighting eliminating any concern about whether the unit is on or off. Made the final adjustments in the attic.
Tuesday, February 28th – Used the Versalift to remove accumulated junk, cleaned and organized the area, and started placing Christmas and other items in the attic.
The Versalift is working just as I had hoped. At my age trying to manhandle heavy items into the attic on a fold down ladder is just too dangerous. The Versalift with the wireless remote gives me an easy way to move items up and down. It is a very well thought out product and the spring loaded ceiling cover works great. I also definitely like the wireless remote control since it allows me the easily operate the unit from the attic or the floor.
I highly recommend the Versalift.
I recently purchased a Versalift for our garage attic and could not be happier with the installed product. Our house has limited storage space and we have been renting a storage unit for items we could not get to the attic. The Versalift solved that problem and we will recoup the cost within 3 years of not paying for the rental space.
We chose to place the Versalift between to rafters so the unit did not impead the open space in the attic. It fit perfectly and it is easy to load and unload. We used a contractor to install the unit. This is the first Versalift they had installed, but they indicated the instructions were easy to follow and there were no problems with the installation. After the installation was completed, we were able to get all of the container from the storage unit up to the attic in less than an hour.
Attached are some pictures from our installation.
Rehoboth Beach, DE
I just wanted to pass along how satisfied we are with our VersaLift. It was easy to order and shipped very quickly. Once we had it installed I was sorry I had delayed in ordering one. Our attic access stairs are over 11’ high so carrying boxes up and down the stairs during the holidays was extremely dangerous, as well as physically exhausting with so many trips needed. It is so fast and easy now to bring decorations down from the attic and to put them away. I can’t recall being this satisfied with a product ever!
San Antonio, Texas
Dear Versa Lift
I just read all the great testimonials about what I have called the best idea to come along since the invention of the wheel. Just kidding about the wheel but this time and back saving device has just made my life so much easier. No more calling my son to come over and bring down my Christmas lights nor calling my neighbor to help me put away all the storage boxes. Now I can actually think about cleaning out our attic.
Ease of installation – 2 of us 6 ½ hours to install. Shipped in three containers that were well thought out to insure an undamaged delivery. Installation instructions that are not complicated to follow. Great warranty that is transferrable to the new owner if we should decide to move. By the way that will make for another sale.
Last, my neighbor has already ordered theirs and is hoping to have it installed before they have to put away all of their Christmas lights.
BEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE
Some time ago I purchased a versa lift and only recently was able to install the unit. I built a two story unattached garage with ample storage capacity on the second floor of the garage. I had many storage tubs (containers) to get upstairs, and with bad knees and multiple hip replacements, I looked to Versa Lift for help. It is not an exaggeration to say that it has been a "Godsend". I found that, after purchase, that the ceiling truss required an extra foot between floors. The Versa lift unit is made for a 2' space and I had a 3' space. My handy man simply attached a 1' chain to the plate that fits flush with the ceiling. It works perfectly. This may have been the best purchase I have ever made. I live in Southwest Virginia and my builder installed the unit quickly with no problem. I can give anyone his name upon request. Attached are some of the pictures taken.
COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT
Please find the attached video of my VersaLift. It took me approximately 1 1/2 hours to install and I couldn't be happier. We just added a new 1600 sq.ft. garage on our property with an 800 sq.ft. apartment upstairs. The downstairs has 12 foot ceilings for a car lift so its quite a hike up the stairs to the 2nd floor. My Dad sent me a video of the VersaLift as a different option to pull down stairs. Once I saw it in action, I knew this was the product for us. You will notice that I have an orange extension cord running through the VersaLift opening as we didn't have the power hooked up to the garage yet. I think the video pretty much speaks for itself. The lift will serve us in many ways. We have a huge storage area up above as well as a door to access this area from the apartment. Anything that needs to go upstairs is sent up with the VersaLift. Groceries, Storage Bins, Luggage, Etc. We have been able to use it for everything and fully endorse your product. Now that we have it, we wouldn't know what to do without it.
MORE STORAGE SPACE NOW!
When we purchased our home a few years ago we had very little storage space. So, I hired a handyman to install a ceiling in our garage, which gave us plenty of useable attic space. This worked great for a time but I realized that hauling bulky items up and down the folding attic stairs was a safety issue. The thought of my significant other slipping and falling was enough for me to find a better option. I was so happy and relieved to find the solution to our problem with Versa Lift!
This project was a little beyond my skill level and I vacillated with the decision to install it myself or hire a handyman. Luckily, my uncle, who’s skill exceeds my own was more than happy to help me! We completed the project over several weekends not exceeding more than 3-4 hours per stint. Versa Lift also has a help line that you can call if you have any questions – very friendly and helpful staff…thank you!
Our only hang-up was not realizing that we needed the Truss Leg Kit to complete the project. No problem - the kit arrived shortly after the order was made and the project resumed. My recommendation to others is when you decide on the location of your lift consider whether the lift will sit between 24” on center trusses – if so buy the kit you’ll need it!
Finally, I’m so happy I found this product it’s well built and I’m confident that it will service our family for years to come.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
PUT it UP!
I have been shoving stuff up the attic ladder for too many years!! No more! I bought an Attic Lift LOL!!! Now I simply push a button :)
Multiple Solutions for Multiple Challenges
Our first challenge was the electrical wires running across the top of the joices. There were many of them and they were stretch taught so presented a problem finding a clear opening free of wires. Jack found that in the northwest corner. He then ran wire and installed two LED fixtures that lit the entire attic.
Our ceiling height measured right at 11 feet. I made the decision to buy the 14’ height to have plenty of room. As it turned out that permitted us to run 1X2’s over the joices and elevate the flooring above all the wires.
We also mounted a box above the lift on a rafter for electrical power. The Versalift came with a 6' plug so all we had to do was plug it in.
We have a very large attic that has inside access from the second floor. The route is up the stairs, through a loft, bedroom, bathroom and closet. Carrying big plastic bins of stuff awkward even after you traverse the stairs. The VersaLift provided multiple solutions to our challenges.
SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT IT YEARS AGO
We installed the Versalift in about 5 hours, it was not a very difficult task. The hardest part was cutting into the floor joists and framing it out, but my handyman/carpenter did the task well. This is a great product and we wish we had bought it years ago...
Joe Balzano, SR.
Best garage accessory ever
I installed this left in my garage two weeks ago. I wish that had done it five years ago. Easy to install, just follow the instructions supplied. No more carrying things up the ladder. Gone with the push of a button.
I am very happy with the Versalift System I purchased. The entire process from ordering, delivery and installation has been well thought out and provided me with a stress free experience. The lift is ideal for moving boxes and containers from ground floor storage to the attic in the garage. Family and friends that have seen the lift in operations are impressed with the ease of operation and lift capability. I will highly recommend this lift system to anyone!
Being a small business owner of a solo private practice, my office does not have a lot of storage space other than our attic. Having to carry heavy patient charts and unused furniture, up a pull down ladder, is the least bit easy. Now that I have my Versalift installed, I can get just about anything into the attic effortlessly and efficiently.
Rebecca Farinas, M.D.
Great Product I'm Sure we will have many great years with such a great Product.
I hired a Contractor to do the install I had him (Atchafalaya Home Improvements)(Victor Pisani) Floor my Attic and Install the Attic Lift They made it look like a very simple project. Already used the attic lift and it works flawlessly.
I saw the Versa Lift advertised on tv in Dec, about two days after I had spent approximately 1 1/2 hours getting all the Christmas decorations out of the attic. I spoke with my wife and we decided it would be a asset to the house. Approximately a week after placing the order (in May), the lift arrived. I was impressed with the packaging and also with the quality of the product. Installation went fairly easy. As you can see in the pictures I had to fit it in between the trusses (as that was the only place it would fit). I found that I had to leave one leg off until I could maneuver it between the trusses, that turned out not to be an issue and worked great. I wired the electric outlet off of the attic light, as suggested, and the unit works flawlessly! My wife and I put all the Christmas decorations back up into the attic in about 15 minutes. I feel it was WELL worth the effort and cost involved. We are extremely pleased with this lift and have/will be recommending it to friends. We would like to add that as we live in a 55+ community and, as such, this addition becomes a extra selling point to the home.
This shows Truss Legs coming down to the floor, but because they do not interfere with the end of the lift, a Truss Leg Kit is not going to be necessary.
Baton Rouge, LA
Nice view of Ceiling Panel cover. Also available in Fire Rated Model for upgrade price.
By HiBuckeyeHi on May 20, 2015
We recently built a new home with a planned large storage loft above the garage. During construction we realized carrying boxes of stuff up the traditional fold down attic stairs would be both cumbersome and dangerous. Therefore we began researching ways to transport items up and down from the loft in a safe and effective manor. In doing our research we ran across the Versa Lift System and after reviewing the online data, we purchased a system. We installed the system ourselves which took about 4 hours following the clear, straightforward instructions. The system was delivered with all the parts and instructions and without damage. The system works exactly as is advertised and it is a great system. We followed load instructions and we moved numerous plastic storage bins (about 15 of them) to the attic without difficulty. I was in the garage and loaded the versa lift and sent it up to my husband in the attic, who unloaded the boxes and stored them. We are grateful we found this system. It is so much safer and so much easier than muscling the storage bins up a garage fold-up ladder. We absolutely love this Versa Lift system. We also added a rail system around the stairway opening in the attic. It is definitely a plus to have the additional safety feature. This system is MORE than worth the money we spent. Thanks.
on May 26, 2015
I have not only absolutely loved having Versa Lift, I most recently got to experience their superb customer service. I needed to replace an antenna on my unit and had it resolved with a single phone call. So be assured that when you buy one of these, it will not only make your life easier, you can expect great ongoing support.
Sun City Carolina Lakes Retirement Community in South Carolina
It is a real back saver for putting things in the attic.
The installation went very well. The instructions were detailed with illustrations. I had a question during installation which was answered promptly and satisfactorily when I called. The only issue I had was I had to install it in a location that the support legs interfered with the truss members. This required that I add a scab to the outside of the members for support then cut away the original member for clearance. I am very happy with the unit as it is a real back saver for putting things in theattic. Thanks.
Works perfect and easy to install
Wow! What a great Versalift.
Wow! What a great Versalift. My wife loves holidays and we have hundreds of boxes full of decorations. My back went out and we needed a way to move things up to and down from the second floor of my shop. Now no more caring boxes up and down the stairs. Simply load the lift and push a button. It a life (back) saver. Quick shipping and fairly easyto install. Looks to be wellengineered and made, and should last a long time. Took some time to create the support structure without tearing up the existing floor but now looks great.
Moving lots of heavy items to the attic is now easy.
I installed the Versalift myself along with an aluminum attic ladder. I installed a switch with an outlet at the edge of the ladder hole to power the Versalift and an attic light. This makes it easy to lower the ladder, step up a couple of steps and turn on the switch to power the Versalift and a light in the attic. Because of limited space in a truss roof attic, I had to make many measurements to figure out exactly where to position the Versalift so it didn't interfere with the trusses in the roof and still allow me to get items on and off the lift platform. In the end, I was able to locate the lift where I could retrieve large items from the end but not the sides. So far this has not been a problem. I've even managed to put the end of long items on the platform, raise the platform up as far as possible then pull them into the attic from above. The installation turned out well and I am quite pleased with the Versalift. Moving lots of heavy items to the attic is now easy which is important for a 70 year old retiree.
PS: I just wish you had included the support legs for a truss roof in the standard kit instead of forcing me to buy extra truss roof legs. The legs for the truss roof can be used in all installations. This is not the case with the standard legs. See attached photos.
Thanks so much to versalift for more peace of mind.
This is a picture of our new versalift and ladder which we recently had installed. Today they installed the versalift rail around the ladder which makes it so much safer to get into the attic. I highly recommend the railing along with the versalift. We are very pleased with it. Being both in our 70's it was getting a bit risky to be wrestling boxes and items up to the attic for storage. Now it is so much easier not to mention so much safer. We just love the new system and highly recommend it for anyone who wants easier and safer in order to obtain more attic storage. Thanks so much to versalift for more peace of mind. Thanks so much for yours and Betty's help as the whole process went very smoothly.
F & D Ross
December 6, 2015
I ordered the 24MH Versalift since I have 12-1/2 foot ceilings in my garage/race shop. I ordered it with the wall switch controls since my structure doesn’t lend itself to the corded remote, and I’m terrible about having wireless ones where I need them when I need them! The wall switches are great – you always have a control right there whether upstairs or down, and by simply installing an electrical box in the wall first (like used for a light switch or receptacle) you have a professional, finished look.
Even though I have a 48” wide permanent staircase that can handle large objects, carrying 5+ sets of race tires and wheels two at a time to the conditioned storage upstairs gets old. Not to mention heavy coolers, drinks, etc. As you can see in the pics, the upstairs is 102’ x 15’ so there are lots of things that can go up there, and need to come down from time to time. Holiday decorations, scuba gear, whatever. And my wife is so excited since it seems like she’s moving things up and down more than me. We expect the Versalift to make our lives so much easier for years to come.
I am sure it will save my back from having to lug items up & down the stairs.
It was installed this year shortly after it was shipped to me after a verylengthywait from your shipper delays.
It seems to have a smooth operation up & down. I especially like the railing for the stairs to the attic since you can't hold on to anything to pull yourself up or hold on when coming down. My contractor did run the cord through a hole in ceiling and we mounted the control against the wall so you don't have to go in the attic to bring the control down and take it back up when your done using the lift. We also wired it through a switch that controls the attic light so you have to use the switch before you operated the lift as a added extra safety precaution. We have showed it several times to construction workers and other people who were asking about it. I am sure it will save my back from having to lug items up & down the stairs.
Keystone Heights, FL
It has made that chore so much easier.
Hello, Just got my versa lift installed. I am sending a picture. This is the first versa lift I have ever seen or as a matter of fact the first anyone has ever seen up here in Northern Maine. I had to wait to have it installed. But it was well worth the wait. We followed the instruction in the manual and it was not too complicated to install. The Versa lift works as advertised and I know I will enjoy using it. I am a senior citizen and going up and down the stairs carrying totes and boxes was becoming difficult. It has made that chore so much easier.
North Richland Hills. TX
I will not hesitate to recommend this system to my clients.
I am a builder in San Antonio and ordered the lift to be installed in my personal home that was under construction. Attached, you will find several pictures of the lift in my conditioned attic. I had my trim carpenter install the lift. Never before had he done an installation like this, but he got it completed in just two to three hours. It works great and perfect for lifting the holiday boxes from the garage to attic and back. In addition, I appreciate you working with me when I initially ordered the wrong unit. You were very professional and the exchange was expedited quickly. I will not hesitate to recommend this system to my clients.
San Antonio, TX
We HAD TO HAVE ONE!!!!
My wife and I retired from the military and bought our “forever” home here in Texas. The first day we saw the house we noticed and were impressed with how tall the ceilings were throughout the entire house. Our opinion of high ceilings soon changed once we began trying to put stuff in the attic. The tall ceilings and rickety attic ladder made it very difficult to utilize the attic due to having to support heavy items at awkward angles trying to get them up. With previous back problems we knew we need to look for an alternate method of utilizing the extra storage space we have in the attic. This led us to Versalift. I was impressed by the operation and the reviews online and decided we HAD TO HAVE ONE!!!! I called the Versalift staff and the customer support was outstanding from the start. My questions were answered and the order was placed. I ordered on a Thurs and my lift arrived Monday in three boxes. The instructions are extremely well done and I like the fact differences were noted based on different types of construction of your attic. The lift could have been installed a lot quicker but in the Texas heat I chose to work at night so it took me about three nights to have it done. It worked great and I immediately showed it off to all my neighbors (who all want one). Shortly I was able to reclaim my garage and move everything we wanted in the attic with very little effort and without worrying about falling off a ladder. I feel so much safer having this in my home. This product is well worth the money and added value to my home. Thank you for making such an awesome product!!
Oak Leaf, TX
This system is MORE than worth the money we spent.
We recently moved into a new home that had lots of storage above the garage. But we had no way to get our items up there. I heard about the Versa Lift system from a friend. We went online and after reviewing the online data, we purchased a system. We knew that we needed to hire someone to install the system, which we did, because my husband and I can no longer do that kind of work. Our contractor took the installation instructions and reviewed them. He came out and installed the system, following the instructions, without difficulty. It was done in about 5 hours. The system was delivered with all the parts and instructions and without damage. The system works exactly as is advertised and it is a great system. We followed load instructions and we moved all the Christmas decorations that are in plastic storage bins (about 15 of them) to the attic without difficulty. I was in the garage and loaded the versa lift and sent it up to my husband in the attic, who unloaded the boxes and stored them. We are grateful we found this system. It is so much safer and so much easier than muscling the storage bins up a garage fold-up ladder. We absolutely love this Versa Lift system. We also added a rail system around the stairway opening in the attic. It is definitely a plus to have the additional safety feature. This system is MORE than worth the money we spent. Thanks.
It runs very smoothly
My Versalift was installed by my new home builder. He said it went together very easily, Since it was a new construction installation that probably made it a bit easier. I have attached some pictures of my lift and some of the boxes i have transported to the attic with it. The size of the Versa Lift is very good, allowing significant loads to be moved each trip. It runs very smoothly, with very little side to side or fore to aft movement of the lift base. It also fits very snuggly into the ceiling hole. I did add a run of 1/2 wide foam weather stripping around the upside perimeter of the lift base for an even snugger fit to the ceiling, but that was certainly not necessary. I just seem to always try to gold plate stuff. The Versa Lift has already paid for itself in my mind in just getting a season's worth of holiday decoration into my attic. What would have taken half a day by foot took about an hour with the Versa Lift and that's because I did it my self and had to walk up and down to load and unload it.
Lake Charles, LA
This was a fun erector set, big boy size
Quick shipment. I downloaded the manual and cut the hole and ran the electric before the lift arrived. Very well packaged. Everything was in the 3 boxes that was supposed to be there. I am very handy with tools. This was a fun erector set, big boy size. Everything fit well together and the materials are very well made. The manual was very clear and the extra warning signs made sure you follow the steps for an easy install. Once the lift arrived it was up and running in 3.5 hours. I like doing things by myself but I definitely needed two people to lift the main unit into the attic safely. I opted for the corded model. You can't misplace it..
New Lenox, IL
I know I will enjoy using it
Hello, Just got my versa lift installed. I am sending a picture. This is the first versa lift I have ever seen or as a matter of fact the first anyone has ever seen up here in Northern Maine. I had to wait to have it installed. But it was well worth the wait. We followed the instruction in the manual and it was not too complicated to install. The Versa lift works as advertised and I know I will enjoy using it. I am a senior citizen and going up and down the stairs carrying totes and boxes was becoming difficult. It has made that chore so much easier.
Ft. Kent. ME
"The attic has been transformed into a convenient “active” storage area."
I purchased and installed my Versa Lift 24 as part of a project to improve attic storage in my home.
The Versa Lift arrived without damage and I found the step-by-step instruction both clear and complete. I installed the Versa Lift in the existing attic stairs portal (and, separately, had a set of stairs installed adjacent to the lift location).I was able to position both the lift and new stairs so they are both assessable with the car in normal position in the garage (see Photo1). Within the attic, the lift is assessable from one side (see Photo 2).The corded remote controller can be moved up or down through the stairs portal and stores nicely on a bottom stairs rung when the stairs are up. The Versa Lift works great and allows efficient and (very importantly) SAFE movement of items into and out of the attic … so much so that the attic has been transformed into a convenient “active” storage area. The Versa Lift completely eliminates the awkward and dangerous dragging of items up and down narrow attic folding stairs. After contacting the polite and efficient Versa Lift support staff I found I was able to place insulation board between the lift floor and the cover panel, install a foam seal around the cover panel, and carpet the lift floor. The lift in closed position is neat and (air) tight (see Photo 3).
My wife and I are delighted with our Versa Lift.
Lake Charles, LA
Before I retired, I worked for several years in the Quality Assurance group of a well known company. I would like to compliment you on the "OUTSTANDING" quality of your Versa Lift. The product packaging, outstanding! All of the hardware, outstanding! Paint finishes, outstanding! Overall design, ease of assembly and instructions, outstanding! I can't say enough good things about this product. This is one of the most fun projects I've ever undertaken. 2 days is all it took from delivery to being fully operational. The best part is, this Versa Lift will make life easier and safer for both my wife and I. I have already recommended the Versa Lift to family and friends and will do so forever.
Thanks again for such a wonderful quality product!
Couldn't be happier...
Ordered the Versalift Model 24 unit from Cynergy Versalift Systems for our new home. The lift arrived within a few days and was packaged. The instructions were very clear and concise. We had our home built with the rough framing already done to the correct specifications. All I had to do was install the lift and this was a breeze. My son and I put the lift together and had it running in 2 hours. I couldn't be happier with the performance of this model. I have cleared out a lot of space in the garage now that I don't have to carry heavy items up stairs to the attic. I highly recommend this unit anyone who has a garage full of stuff they rarely use. I keep a lot of my big shop tools in the attic now since they are a quick ride down when I need them. Fantastic purchase!
JT & Tracy Heslink
It works flawlessly.
We have a 1,200 sq. ft. home, with 600 sq. ft.storage space in the attic and 10 foot ceilings. We are both in our late 60's, and there is no way we could haul stuff up and down from the attic on a ladder. We had a contractor install a Versa-lift model 24 with remote, and have used it for about 2 months. It works flawlessly, and has made our attic storage 100% useful. The model 24 has all the space we need for moving-size boxes, and we have even managed to get a 6 foot ladder and some large mirrors up there and out of our way. I like the remote control because we didn't have to cut into the wall to run wiring, and we can take the remote up to the attic if we need to. One detail we missed during the installation is that we located the lift too close to a door, meaning that we have to close the door every time we use the lift; otherwise, the lift would strike the door when it descends. Our contractor was concerned about a vertical clearance issue, and it turned out that we actually had the room, but it would have been a major project to relocate the lift. It is a simple habit to close the door, and the safety and convenience are well worth this extra step. For our ladder (which is electric, and I highly recommend it), we purchased the VersaRail, made by the same company. It has made getting off and back onto the ladder much more secure and much safer.
Magnificent! We installed the Versalift attic lift system two weeks ago and put it to good use right away (see two photos, attached). The unit worked flawlessly and helped move about 50 boxes, almost a dozen chairs, and miscellaneous other equipment out of our rented storage locker and into our newly constructed, insulated attic.
The Versalift is very easy to operate.
I finished installing my new Versalift. My wife's first comment was that now that it is so easy to get Christmas and Halloween items into the attic,she can go out and buy more stuff. It was a very easy process from ordering on line to delivery and installation. I had framed out the opening a couple of days before the lift arrived. I was able to down load the directions from Versalift's web site. The opening took about an hour to frame then another hour or so to tap into the attic lights to run an outlet for the Versalift. When the lift arrived I would say it took about 5 hours to put it together and install it including picturing framing out the lift door to give it a nice finished look matching the same finish as my pull down stairs.The Versalift is very easy to operate with automatic shut offs on both up and down. I was impressed with the quality of the lift and the design of everything including the the spring loaded door closure system. A lot thought went into the design of the Versalift and it shows with the end result. The size and quality of the motor was more then I could ask for. I just hope my attic floor can hold all the items that my wife now plans on storing up there now that she does not need me to help her get them up or down. Thanks again Versalift for a great invention!
The Villages, Florida
"This is the coolest product I own."
I'm sending you three pictures of the installation of my new Versalift system. I might add that this is the coolest product I own. Thanks again for all your help.
It took them about four hours to install it.
My brother-in-law, Bob, had a Versalift installed in his garage to his attic a few weeks ago. My husband, Bo, went to check it out, and saw how easy it was to transport things up and down, he decided to put one up in our garage.
I ordered it on-line, and it came within a few days. We had already spoken to the construction guys who had put Bo's brother's in, and they were willing to do ours. Because of the rainy weather which delayed their outside jobs, they were able to put in our Versalift within four days of getting the lift. It took them about four hours to install it, and it works like a charm.
We have several heavy boxes in the attic, and a very narrow pull-down staircase to bring things down and take things up. This has been rather dangerous at times. This will give me the flexibility to sort things out, and reorganize without throwing my back out in the process. Also, it will allow us to put our Christmas decorations in the attic, instead of having to deal with going out to get them in the shed in cold, snowy weather.
We are very pleased with the Versalift, and will recommend it to our friends.
Millie and Bo
The quality of the workmanship is superb and it all went together easily.
I wanted to let you know that my VersaLift arrived early (Fri 11 Apr) and I completed installation the next day. It was definitely a two person job but all in all the installation process was relatively easy. The quality of the workmanship is superb and it all went together easily. I only had to make some adjustment to how I had it positioned in the opening for it to operate smoothly. Thanks again for the assistance. I've attached a couple of photos of the VersaLift after installation.
We had the versalift installed and it is the perfect solution.
We have a great storage loft in our garage accessible only by a fold down ladder. There was no way to get the heavy stuff up to the storage loft so our garage floor became the storage for the heavy stuff. We had the versalift installed and it is the perfect solution. So easy to use. Lifts large and heavy objects and now we can actually park our cars in the garage now. I had my contractor install it. He was pretty impressed with it as well. I've only had in for a month...but so far so good. Very well made and well thought out design for functionality.
Kansas City, KS
"I now look forward to moving “stuff” to my attic and back to my garage again."
I just got the Versa-Lift installed. I’ve purchased and put together many, many things in my 65 years. I have not ever encountered anything so well designed, precisely engineered, and impeccably operated as the Versa-Lift. Even the installation manual was professionally written and very easy to follow. This is one of the best purchases/investment I’ve ever made. I now look forward to moving “stuff” to my attic and back to my garage again.
I have been very pleased...
Trying to take items up and down pull down attic stairs is dangerous to an individual of any age. In order to alleviate this risk of injury I tried to find ways that I would allow me to safely move materials up and down from the attic. In my research Attic Lift was highly recommended by people that purchased them. Since my installation I have been very pleased with the construction and the operation of the lift. My Versa Lift has certainly put my mind at ease when it comes to moving items.
You saved our storage area, my wife's back, and...
We have attached two photos and one video. The 1st photo shows the containers of Christmas stuff that we needed to move to the garage attic.
When we moved to South Carolina ten years ago, we sold most of our furniture, but still managed to pack a 26 foot truck with primarily Christmas and seasonal decorations. Since that time we have continued to add to our decorative collectibles. All of this had been stored in a garage storage area that only by some miracle kept from collapsing from the weight of our decorative items. Through my wife's sister we became familiar with the "Versa Lift". It was truly a must have purchase. My wife was no longer able to carry those fifty pound storage containers up the pull down ladder to the finished attic over our garage, despite the encouragement that I provided.
After Christmas this year we ordered the Versa Lift and with the professional installation of a local contractor, we have now moved all of our decorations to the over 400 sq foot storage area above our garage. Now I can buy the Christmas palm tree that I have wanted for so long. Thank you Versa Lift. You saved our storage area, my wife's back, and created more opportunities for future holiday decorations.
J. & M. Montgomery
The lift is a lifesaver for us.
Attached are the pictures of the installed lift.
I received the lift on Friday afternoon, delivery delayed due to weather, and I finished the installation Saturday afternoon. I did not have any problems with the installation or the assembly. The instructions are very well written. I had downloaded the installation instructions when I placed the order so I was able to do the attic prep work before the lift arrived.
My wife are in our seventies and we had a very difficult returning items to the attic after the holidays and we had decided that we could never again do this without a great deal of danger to both of us. The lift is a lifesaver for us. I only wish that I had installed the lift years ago instead of waiting this long.
I would recommend this lift to everyone that stores items in the attic.
This is the perfect answer to moving boxes
Well,here are the photos of our newly installed Versa Lift.This is the perfect answer to moving boxes and seldom used items from the garage to our loft. We are so glad we found you and highly endorse theVersaLift!
Ann and Dwayne
It is fabulous!
Hello. This is David. My versalift was installed yesterday. It is fabulous! I have attached a photo and 2 videos (one video of the versalift going up, and one video of it going down).
Our customer is thrilled
Thanks for your help with the Versalift 32 MH.
Shipping to Bellingham UPS worked out very well.
The lift assembled easily and we didn't need the base ceiling cover because of the way we installed the lift. As you can see from the pics, we framed a tunnel for the lift to ride in with upper and lower switches. We will be installing scissor gates on the upper and lower openings once they are fabricated.
Our customer is thrilled with the way it operates and the saving on effort by the elderly volunteers is a blessing.
Thanks again for your help.
Our office has an attic that is above a drop ceiling. As such, the attic ladder is very tall, and there has always been a concern with employees and volunteers having to use that ladder to carry items to and from the attic. Additionally, there is a strain on the ladder, which has had to be repaired several times. After researching several options, we came upon the Versalift. This would be exactly what we needed. The problem, however, was placement and the drop ceiling.
Our contractor had planned to remove some ceiling tiles and have the lift recessed into the ceiling to meet the floor of the attic. However, we discovered that the Versalift had springs with a floor that would cover the opening. By using the spring system, we were able to maintain the appearance of the ceiling and install the Versalift in our attic.
The Versalift was the best answer to our needs, and is saving a great deal of time and energy for all of us. Additionally, it is a much safer alternative to carrying heavy boxes and other items up a very tall ladder.
Glenwood Community Association, Inc.
We purchased the Versa Lift August 2012 and had it installed in October 2012. The representatives at VersaLift and their technician were very helpful in giving us technical advice, were courteous and professional in quickly responding to our calls and returning calls, and patiently walked us through various solutions. Our attic ceiling turned out a bit lower than expected and the VersaLift professionals expertly fashioned a shorter pair of legs and had them shipped to us quickly. The installation instructions were simple and detailed. We have been using the VersaLift to haul things up and down the attic with great ease and convenience, and the lift have been performing well without any problems. The VersaLift is a great idea and a great product, and the VersaLift people are truly professionals who deliver what they say and show that they truly care about their customers.
Santa Ana, CA
I'm writing to tell you how pleased we are with our new Versalift. We have been using it for almost two months now and it works flawlessly. We created a new storage area above our garage. Without the Versalift, it would be difficult and dangerous to store items such as our Christmas tree and even the large shop vac. I love the design and how it has a nice, flush look from down below in the garage yet the platform is level with floor up in the storage area. I've also found the support folks at Versalift Systems to be friendly and helpful. Thanks for such a great product!!
This unit was purchased from a leading Awards and Trophies company in Australia. They use it to bring their stock upstairs and down.
I want to take advantage of your offer of 2 additional years of warranty for a testimonial.
I first saw this product at a home show in Temple, Texas 2 years ago and then I saw it again this year and I decided I needed one. I am 65 and it is getting more difficult to push items up the pull down stairway and to get them down without a Versalift Attic Lift System is mostly push them down the ladder and hope they survive the trip!! Since we had a very tight spot to put it I asked my son to assist me. He is an art director in Hollywood and designed sets etc. and they have to fit so he was able to use some of his software to design just where to position this one correctly. The installation is perfect and the directions were great and it all went together just as it was supposed to.
Currently I am using it to take items from my closets that I use infrequently such as Christmas things and put them in the attic. It is easy to get them up and down and frees up a lot of closet space for those things I would rather keep in a climate controlled environment. A few days after we finished it, my mother in law came to live with us and I have put many boxes of her collectible items in the attic so in the future they will be there for her children.
The purchase of this product is probably the best money I have spent in a long time.
You can feel free to use my name. I am going to attach three pictures with this but I am going to send you several more than that-I just won’t be able to attach them all to the same email. By the way I got this on the third day after you shipped it. Awesome service!!!
I love Christmas! But it takes lots of up and down stairs to handle 25+ totes and yard art. I started researching for a lift and was astounded at how expensive it would be to install in my garage. My Internet search found Versa-lift and contacted their home office. We purchased the lift and rail with the wireless remote. This unit works just as advertised and I show it to guests as I am a believer that every home using attic storage should have this installed. We are building a new home and have a Versa-lift in the plans.
Don’t lift with your back, lift with your Versalift!
We have a two story library and the only way to get to the second story is using a very narrow spiral staircase. We looked at other options to get the many books we had to the second level but none suited our needs or fit in the space we had to use. Then came Versalift! The ability to have such a wonderful system installed in such a confining space has saved my husband’s back from hauling all those books upstairs. Now, we use it almost weekly moving other items to and from the attic. I don’t know how we ever lived without one.
Thanks for such a wonderful product.
The VersaLift Lift System is one of those unique products that has everything going for it. It fills a void many homeowners want and need, and at an accessible price. All the piece parts are top shelf and well manufactured, instructions are simple but at the same time comprehensive. Tech/Product support should it be required is very accessible, you'll find the ever pleasant Steve Davidson at VersaLift has an answer for any and all assembly problems you might encounter, you should expect few if any. Mine is in, I had a ball installing it, my expectations were exceeded…and not without importance, my wife is thrilled with it. This is a product that delivers what is advertised, not something to take lightly these days.
I'm very pleased with the system, including the ladder safety frame in the attic. It's a great system. Every house should have one. All the neighbors are jealous, including some of the wives. As you can see in some of the slides, I've enclosed three sides of the lift with 1/4 inch plywood to insure that nothing extends beyond the edge of the lift frame, thereby preventing anything from getting stuck in the ceiling opening. I built a loading ramp that snugs up to the rear of the lift, with the back enclosure removed, in order to roll a heavy chair dolly on and off the lift when it's on the garage floor level, as there is about an inch and a half differential between the lift floor and the garage floor. I did have a problem with the upper limit switch button getting stuck in it's housing once the lift reached the attic level. Even after the lift was lowered, it was prevented from rising again as the limit switch button failed to snap out of it's housing. William faxed me a schematic of the motor and with his great assistance, and some white lithium grease on a Q-tip, I was able to fix the problem! I couldn't decide which three photos to send so I'm sending all seven of them.
Fair Oaks, CA
I am an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP). I formed my business, Stage Right Designs LLC, 5 years ago and have slowly amassed a large amount of inventory. I have resisted the temptation to rent offsite storage space and have struggled with keeping it in my garage, basement and every other nook and cranny I could capture in our house. One day I was reading The Handyman magazine (one of my favorites) and found your ad in the back of the magazine. I couldn't wait to show my husband when he got home from work that night. The answer to my dreams!
We ordered and installed the two story smaller version. It is installed in our 2 story foyer and takes my inventory to the attic with a push of a button! I have shared the video with many colleagues and friends. To a person they are totally blown away by the product and so am I! THANK YOU! You have saved my life and my back!
My Versa Lift is one of the best purchases I have made recently. My wife and I built a new home this year and put in the Versa Lift to help with attic storage. I am in my late sixties and do not need to be carrying heavy things up and down stairs. The unit was easily installed by the home builder’s workmen in a short amount of time. Our builder, as well as others that have seen the Versa Lift, have been impressed with the system and how useful it is. My wife and I like to decorate extensively at Christmas, and I am sure that we will use it frequently before the holidays to access all the decorations, as well as afterward to store them.
The VersaLift was the perfect solution to keeping my garage/shop neat and tidy. It was easy to assemble and install and simple to operate. An experienced DIY'er, it took me less than half a day to have it up and running. It is very sturdy and easily lifts a 200 pound load. In one afternoon, I completely cleared my garage of the countless items cluttering both bays and moved them to the storage space above. Before the VersaLift, both our vehicles had to be parked outside. With the VersaLift, it's easy to maintain plenty of room for both cars while equally easy to access anything I might need from the attic above.
On April 24, 2013 we had our Versalift installed. My wife and I are in our sixties. We have over thirty boxes of Christmas decorations that go into our attic. We have had a hard time of getting them into and out of the attic the last few years.
Now with the Versalift it will be so easy and safe. After doing some remodeling in our home we had a few boxes of tile left over and it would have been impossible for us to lift them into the attic. With our new Versalift all we had to do was slide them on the lift and push the up button and away they went.
The ceiling panel that covers the bottom of the lift also completely covers the opening to the attic and needs no painting or molding to make it look finished. Every home with an attic should have one!
Fort Wayne, IN
My wife and I moved into a newly constructed home in mid-2012. Unpacked boxes were everywhere. Our three-car garage was full and we still had many items and boxes in a rented storage space.
The new house has a lot of attic space but the indoor pull down ladder is very heavy and is difficult to pull down and unfold as it is in a hallway that has a ten-foot ceiling. Besides the pull down difficulty, it was a real chore to even put Christmas decorations in the attic up the long ladder.
We started searching the Internet for a better way to utilize our attic space for storage. The Versalift attic storage system appealed to us because there is a lot of attic space above our garages. We decided on the Versalift Model 24F. Steve referred us to someone who did the flooring of the garage attic space and installation of the Versalift. On a tip from Steve, we had an aluminum drop-down ladder installed.
Now my wife can operate the aluminum ladder by her self and of course operate the Versalift. Thanks to Versalift we have recaptured our garages and can park both of our vehicles inside and the rented storage space has been emptied.
We are so pleased with our Versalift that we tell our friends and neighbors about it.
My wife retired recently and we decided it was time to move closer to the kids (and especially the grandkids). After many years living in a large home, we downsized in a Sun City community. Normally when you downsize you get rid of a bunch of stuff - not in our case. One of the great features of the home we purchased is 500 sq ft of decked attic over the garage. However, the garage ceiling is 10' tall, making it an accident waiting to happen to get all our stuff into the attic. We looked at several homes before we purchased this one and one of them had a Versalift. We decided it would be prudent to install a Versalift in our new home. My son and I cut the hole in the ceiling, assembled and installed the Versalift in half a day. We're both pretty handy and had the materials and tools necessary for the job. The instructions were clearly written and easy to follow. The Versalift was the perfect solution to our problem.
Pictures and video attached.
Sandy Springs, GA
My Versa Lift
As my wife and I are getting up in years, it has become more difficult for us to store or retrieve bulky, heavy or awkward items from our floored attic. We first replaced the rather shaky wooden ladder, which we were concerned would give way any moment, with a sturdy aluminum ladder. It was still difficult to get large or heavy items up or down from the attic. That was when we decided we needed a better solution, and came upon an ad for Versa Lift.
We opted for the wireless remote control shown in the first picture. When not in use you can hang it on the wall. In use it fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
The second picture shows how unobtrusively the Versa Lift is in the stored or elevated position. It just blends into the ceiling, and is almost unnoticeable.
The third picture shows the Versa Lift platform lowered to about waist level, from which it is so convenient to load or remove items from the platform without even having to bend over.
We purchased and installed a VersaLift attic storage lifting system in our garage several months ago. We have all our holiday decorations and some long-term storage items in the attic. Since we are retirement age, it was getting progressively more difficult to haul these items up and down the attic stairs. Now, it is so simple to put boxes of items on the VersaLift and press the button to have our decorations taken down to use for at least four holidays a year, then stored back in the attic until the next time they are needed. We no longer dread going to the attic to retrieve items or re-store them!
Why I Love my VersaLift
My shop ceiling is 10 feet high and I was tired of hauling boxes and equipment up the attic ladder. Then I found an ad for the Versa Lift.
Since installing it myself, I find it is so easy to move stuff up and down from the attic, that I added indoor-outdoor carpeting and extended the attic floor . Now I have the ideal way to store extra tools, work lights, repair parts, seasonal decorations, and even everyday supplies, like light bulbs.
Without the convenience of the Versa Lift, I would never have so easily stored supplies so easily and out of sight.
We recently purchased a versa lift and installed it in our garage. When we built the garage, we had it built with storage trusses so that we could use the upstairs space to store Christmas decorations, suit cases, and other items that we just did not need that often. After nearly falling from the pull-down stairway several times, we were having second thoughts about using our additional storage space. One day we saw an ad on television, checked it out on your website and purchased one. The installation instructions were laid out very well and easy to understand and follow. I was able to install the entire unit by myself in about 5 hours. As we had not installed our ceiling material the installation was that much easier. We used Velcro to attach the controller to the wall and have used the unit many times. Moving plastic storage bins, suit cases and other items between the two floors is a breeze. We highly recommend a Versa lift for anyone that has to use a pull-down stairway to move items to their upstairs storage space. It is much safer than climbing stairs while trying to carry large bulky items.
I assisted a contractor in installing my VersaLift last year. ( I will send in the warranty info soon and you can extend).
Here are 4 pictures of the lift installed in the hallway of my home: view in attic, of ceiling in hallway, lift coming down, and lift on floor. It blends in seamlessly with the ceiling and friends are surprised it’s there when I run it down. It has worked flawlessly and gave me access to a hard to reach storage area of my attic.
Feel free to use the pictures and/or my note (with first name only) on your website.
Also thx to the office people for politely explaining to my wife what the charge was for on our VISA bill. She probably thought I had purchased a new set of golf clubs…
I just built a new garage in Blue Ridge, Georgia, where my wife and I retired in November. It has an oversized four car capacity. But the real advantage is that it has a full sized attic over the garage that will be used for my wife's extensive Christmas decorations and her materials she uses for crafts. I also will store parts and materials for my metalworking and woodworking projects. Being in our 60's, we were worried about carrying all the boxes that store that material up a flight of steps. So when I found out about the Versa Lift by searching the internet, we immediately ordered a standard model. I installed it myself in short order using the well written instructions. I've been using it to move boxes, some as heavy as 100 lbs., effortlessly up to the attic. Without the Versa Lift, this would have been nearly impossible task for us. Thanks a well built product that performs as advertised.
Blue Ridge, GA
Just wanted you to know, we received our new Versa Lift in only three (3) days! That's some kind of record. We got it installed, with help from a neighbor, in about 6 hours. I wish we had known about this product a long time ago. Sure would have saved us a lit of "grief", not to mention our backs. We have a really nice storage over our garage, but just that little attic stairs to get anything up there, so the garage was full of heavy stuff, with barely room for the car. NOW the garage is cleaned out and our backs are intact! Way to Go Versa Lift!
Thanks, Kathy S.,
Thanks for the fast service. My contractor has the Versa Lift installed and only the finish work is left. When it is finished I’ll send you pictures. He and I worked together installing the lift. Once we had the rafter work complete it all went together without any problems and runs up and down as expected. No jams no binds the first time up and down. I am pleased with the quality of the lift and it’s ease of use.
I wanted to express my thanks for a very well written instruction manual for a fabulous product. The versalift instruction manual, with two small exceptions, is the most complete and well written manual that I have used. The exceptions were a bolt size, and the countersunk holes on the platform. The bolt size was a 5/8 inch length instead of the stated 7/8 inch length (there were no 7/8 inch bolts included in the packet). The platform had no countersunk holes on either side, so to find the topside, I used the decals.
Overall great instructions and so far it works like a champ. Not only do I like it, buteveryone that has seen it thinks it’s great also. A well thought out product, good job.
Steve: Here are the photos we promised. We are very pleased with the lift.
Thanks for your help.
My only question is, “Why did I wait so long to buy this great product?” !!
The order arrived safely Friday afternoon. Prompt shipping, thank you! Now, let the fun begin . . .
I just wanted to share with you that we have had the lift installed last weekand are really happy with it.
Lou and his crew did a great job installing the lift and were wonderful to work with.
Thanks again to you both.
Boynton Beach, FL
Thanks so much for selling me this Great tool for our garage. We installed it in just a couple of hours. We made a special steel frame (2′x10Tube steel) and attached it to the mezzanine. It picked up 300#. We are amazed. Thanks again for a great product.
Our primary question in the beginning was, should a residential garage attic lift be used for light industrial use? Most of the time a question like this is posed in an effort to save money, as the residential versions are typically less expensive than an industrial version. While weight capacity is an initial concern, there are other aspects that have to be considered as well. As we researched and thought about it, we realized that we would not always be moving that much weight anyway, thus the Versalift turned out to be the right choice.
A residential lift may meet the weight capacity requirements for a business, and in some cases, such as an office that requires file storage in an overhead area it may be appropriate. That said, it is wise to check in with the local code laws. Some areas disallow the use of any residential components in a business environment. This is based on the idea that industrial equipment is built to a greater level of strength. Of course, this will depend entirely on the manufacturer. In theory it sounds right but in practice it might not be.
Safety codes are set in place to protect both the employee and the employer or business owner. If there is no standard requirement for such equipment, some businesses function perfectly well with the use of a residential lift while others do not. In our case, we were able to use a Versalift, no problem.
These lifts are not intended to carry people, and the inappropriate use of one may lead to injury. Often, managers and bosses do not know whether or not a lift system is a residential version or an industrial version. Most industrial versions of garage attic lifts are also not intended to carry people, either. An accident that leads to injury on an industrial lift is less likely to cause legal ramifications than one caused on a residential lift used in a small industrial environment.
The lower cost of a residential lift system is still a significant temptation. A strong, well built system is likely to run for decades without any real issues. We found this unit to fit the bill, and was easy to install and operate. And I don’t know how many medical bills we have saved since installing the unit, but I know our folks are a whole lot happier!
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