Choosing The Right Thresholds Ramp For Your Home

WHAT IS A THRESHOLD RAMP FOR WHEELCHAIRS?

A wheelchair threshold ramp is a simple and safe solution to assist wheelchairs in navigating uneven terrain. They provide a stable, slightly slope platform that makes crossing high landings, doorways, and curbs a breeze. They’re great for entrances, tiny steps, and elevated curbs.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT THRESHOLD RAMP:

Choosing the right threshold ramp might be difficult. How do you choose among the numerous different types, forms, and sizes of ramps? Start with our proprietary Threshold Ramp set up for the quickest and most easy way to select the ideal ramp for your threshold. The setup will provide an optimum set of buying alternatives based on our 60 years of experience assisting clients in finding the appropriate ramp by asking a few questions.

Always double-check that your threshold ramps meet ADA criteria.

3 STEP METHOD:

The Threshold Ramp Setup includes a 3-step method that you may use to determine the appropriate ramp on your own. These are the measures to take after you’ve measured the three crucial measurements for every threshold ramp installation:

  • Based on your measurements, determine the length and width of the threshold ramp.
  • Determine the ramp’s required weight capacity.
  • Determine whether a rubber or aluminium ramp is most appropriate for your requirements.

1. Determine the threshold ramp’s required dimensions based on your measurements.

Once you have your dimensions, you can calculate the rise, breadth, and length of the threshold ramp you’ll need.

RISE OF THE RAMP:

Some threshold ramps have a set rise height. Solid rubber threshold ramps, stand-alone threshold ramps, and sliding door threshold ramps are examples of these ramps.

Adjustable ramps may usually be raised or lowered in minute increments from their standard height. Adjustable ramps, on the other hand, must be ordered near to the real height of your threshold as their flexibility is restricted, ranging from 1/2′′ to 2′′, depending on the increase.

WIDTH OF RAMP:

Main doorways are 36 inches wide, while secondary external doors are 32 inches wide. Your width options will be 32′′, 36′′, or 48′′, depending on whether you want a rubber, aluminum, or adjustable threshold. Rubber thresholds can be customized to fit your needs. Trimming aluminum and changeable threshold ramps is not possible. It’s critical to get the right width.

RAMP LENGTH:

The length of a threshold ramp (the distance from the door frame to the end of the ramp) will vary according to the ramp’s specific rise. The most common lengths are 24″, 36″, and 42″ with intermediate lengths of 8″, 10″, 12″, 16″, and 18″. Just like the width, you must have anywhere from 8″ – 42″ of length available for the threshold to fit, you’ll need anywhere from 8′′ to 42′′ of length, much like the breadth.

2. Calculate the weight capacity of the ramp.

When selecting a weight capacity based on your specific needs, you have three options: 600 lbs, 750 lbs, or 850 lbs.

If the individual is in a non-powered wheelchair and must be pushed up the ramp, the weight of the wheelchair, the weight of the person in the wheelchair, and the weight of the person pushing them up the ramp must all be considered. The ramp may buckle or split if there is too much weight per axle.

3. Determine whether a rubber or aluminium ramp is more appropriate for your requirements.

Aluminum or rubber is used to make ADA-compliant threshold ramps. Both types have advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before making a decision.

NOW IS THE TIME TO PICK YOUR WHEELCHAIR THRESHOLD RAMP.

Make a plan to obtain a wheelchair threshold ramp now that you know what to look for.

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