A vertical platform lift is a space saving alternative to a ramp. Just 3 steps up to your home from the garage could mean 24′ of ramp in your garage! A VPL has a foot print of about 5′ x 5′ and can lift you as much as 12 feet straight up to your door or landing. They can be either installed in an enclosed hoistway or as a stand-alone unit. VPLs must have either a gate or a door at the top landing that can’t be opened unless the lift is at the top landing.