Installing a wheelchair ramp for accessibility in your home can be one of the most important decisions you make. Millions of Americans have to be treated at a medical facility due to falling and injuring themselves, and many of the situations involve falling down the stairs. In fact, statistics from the National Council on Aging indicate an elderly adult is treated in an emergency room every 11 seconds because of a fall. Once you’ve decided a mobility ramp is a good solution for you, it’s time to choose what material you would like out of the most popular options: wood or aluminum.
Benefits of an Aluminum Wheelchair Ramp
Most of the time aluminum is the material of choice when people decide to buy a mobility ramp. The textured surface makes it easier to get traction when walking on it, and the material itself shows very few signs of wear and tear under normal conditions. Different surface options, styles and configurations are available to meet all of your needs. And unlike other materials, aluminum ramps are virtually maintenance-free except for washing off dirt and debris that can accumulate over time.
Complement Your Home’s Aesthetics With Powder Coating
One of the downfalls of an aluminum wheelchair ramp is it’s difficult to match the aesthetics of a home with natural aluminum material. However, when you choose an aluminum wheelchair ramp, you have the option of getting it powder-coated to make it more visually pleasing. Some of the available color options include tan, bronze and black, which go well with the aesthetics of the majority of homes today. Plus, you get the benefit of the powder coating adding another layer of protection to the ramp so it won’t corrode or get scratched or marked up as easily. Homeowners who need a wheelchair ramp often don’t want the ramp to stand out from a curb appeal standpoint. Powder coating offers a viable solution in these instances.
Allow A Professional To Evaluate Your Space
Aesthetics are important to consider when installing a wheelchair ramp, but you should also consider longevity, safety, stability, and other factors. A trained professional will listen to your specific needs and take into consideration the layout of your home or commercial space. You can receive a detailed sketch laying out exactly what the ramp would look like and clearly understand the benefits and downfalls before making a decision. Wheelchair ramps are great investments, so taking some time to consider all options is valuable.
Next Day Access wants to make independent living easier and more accessible than ever before for our customers. There are a lot of options and decisions to be made, but they are usually well worth the time and energy when you consider the boost in quality of life. We will help you navigate through the process of increasing accessibility in your home and we are always available to answer any questions you may have, so contact us today to start with a free home assessment.