If you or someone you love is in a wheelchair or uses a scooter, a ramp is a necessity. Finding and installing the right wheelchair ramp is essential. The best wheelchair ramp is determined not just based on the initial purchase and installation cost. When deciding on the best wheelchair ramp, you must also take into account the maintenance, permanence of the structure, and the ability to adjust the ramp as needed. All of these factors play an equally important role in choosing the best wheelchair ramp for your home.
When choosing the best wheelchair ramp, experience has shown that aluminum ramps offer the most options, versatility, and lowest maintenance. Let’s examine some of the many advantages of aluminum wheelchair ramps.
- Versatility. Aluminum wheelchair ramps can be configured to access any entrance you have. Because they are easy to install, they can also easily be re-configured if you move or need to move the ramp to another entrance to your home.
- Durability and Strength. Aluminum wheelchair ramps are lightweight and yet stronger and more durable than a wood ramp. They do not succumb to the elements like wood ramps and have virtually no upkeep or maintenance like wood ramps.
- Installation is easy. Installing an aluminum wheelchair ramp is easy and your 101 Mobility® professional installer can configure even the most complex ramp in less than a day, as compared to wood ramps which can take 2 or more days to install. Because aluminum wheelchair ramps are generally considered temporary structures, you may not even need a building permit.*
- Variety. 101 Mobility® sells a wide variety of aluminum wheelchair ramps to meet your needs. From modular wheelchair ramps that can be painted to match your home’s exterior to folding wheelchair ramps and lightweight wheelchair ramps, we are certain to have the type of wheelchair ramp that will meet your needs and budget. We even offer wheelchair ramp rentals for those who have only a temporary ramp need.
There are many more advantages to aluminum wheelchair ramps, to learn more please contact your local 101 Mobility® representative.
*Consult your local municipality prior to installation.