Home Access Ramp FAQ
Home Access Ramp FAQ
At Heavenly Wheels in Johns Creek and Atlanta, Georgia
If your mobility is limited, either from temporary injury, permanent disability, recovery from surgery or age-related difficulties like arthritis, you may be on crutches or using a mobility scooter or wheelchair. Using these devices means you will also be seeking a way to more easily gain access to and within your home that doesn’t involve using the stairs. Home access ramps are a reasonably simple solution to this issue. These are some common questions people have when they’re considering having a home access ramp installed, along with their answers.
Where Do I Start?
When it comes to ramp styles, you have a few different options. Folding or portable ramps come in a range of lengths and they can be used on thresholds, over small staircases or up porch steps. Folding ramp types are easy to store, lightweight, affordable and secure. They don’t require installation because they can simply be set down where needed, then moved as necessary.
Modular ramps are often made out of aluminum to make them lightweight without sacrificing strength. They are easy to customize for any home and can be quickly installed by professionals. They are ADA compliant and don’t need inspections since they aren’t attached to your home permanently.
Finally, threshold ramps provide access specifically through doorways and entrances that are up to 4” in height. These ramps give you a smooth transition between rooms, or between the inside and outside of your home, since they can be used in either place.
What Length Do I Need?
The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) recommends that you obtain a ramp with a ratio of 1:12, meaning one foot or 12” of ramp for every inch of rise. This is a safe ratio that will not be too steep. Check the recommendations for your particular mobility device to see what the maximum degree of incline is that they may be used on.
How Long Does Installation Take?
Not long at all! Installation of a home access ramp, whether portable or permanent, only takes a few days after the product arrives and an installation date is scheduled. You’ll quickly find yourself with an excellent and secure way to move around your home using your mobility aids.
If you’re ready to look into home access ramps for your home, your local dealer is Heavenly Wheels Inc. We serve the greater Atlanta metro area, with one location in Atlanta proper as well as one in the city of Johns Creek, Georgia. When you need assistance finding and installing your own home access ramp, whether it’s a threshold ramp or wheelchair ramp, come to see us! Our staff will be more than happy to help you find exactly the ramp you’re looking for.