Answered by Nicole La CapriaApril 15, 2013
If you have heavy furniture that is too cumbersome to fit up your narrow staircase, or a house with very tight spaces, doorways, and awkward corners that make it impossible to fit large items inside the conventional way, your best option may be to hoist your furniture.
Hoisting furniture through a window can save time, and protect your furniture and your home from unneccessary damage. However, it can also be very dangerous and should not be attempted without the proper equipment. If you need your items lifted through your window, it is recommended that you leave it up to the professionals.
Many moving companies will provide this service for an extra fee depending on the weight of the item(s) and the height they will need to be hoisted. When getting an estimate from any company you are considering for hire, simply inquire about this service and what their charges would be. Be sure to show them the furniture you will need hoisted and the window it will need to be lifted through.
You can also hire specialty movers that focus exclusively on hoisting furniture. This may be necessary if you have a particularly high window you need your furniture lifted through, an especially heavy or cumbersome item, or an unusually difficult request. You can search for free quotes from specialty movers today at Movers.com.