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How to choose the right Mobility ramp for your home

How to choose the right Mobility ramp for your home

If you or a loved one needs a wheelchair ramp to improve accessibility at home, it is important to choose the right ramp for your needs. There are several factors to consider when selecting a wheelchair ramp, including the length and slope of the ramp, the material it is made of, and any additional features or accommodations that may be necessary.

One of the first things to consider when choosing a wheelchair ramp is the length of the ramp. It is important to measure the distance from the ground to the entryway of your home to determine the length of ramp you will need. Keep in mind that the longer the ramp, the gentler the slope will be, which can make it easier to use for those with mobility issues.

The slope of the ramp is another important factor to consider. Ramps should have a slope of no more than 1:12, which means that for every 1 inch of vertical rise, the ramp should be at least 12 inches long. A gentler slope can be easier to navigate for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues, but it may also require a longer ramp.

The material of the ramp is another consideration. Ramps can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, aluminum, and concrete. Each material has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to consider which material is best suited to your needs. For example, wood ramps may be less expensive but may require more maintenance, while aluminum ramps may be more durable but may be more expensive.

Mobility Plus Shelby Township, located at 50753 Mound Rd. Shelby Township MI 48317, can help you choose the right wheelchair ramp for your home. The staff at Mobility Plus Shelby Township are knowledgeable and experienced, and can provide assistance in selecting the right ramp for your needs and budget. To learn more or to speak with a representative, you can reach Mobility Plus Shelby Township at 586-822-0615.