Wheelchair Ramp Buying Guide
Important Information to Consider When Buying a Wheelchair Ramp
Determining the type of wheelchair ramp, and measuring for that ramp can be a difficult process. It is important to understand the key to measuring for a wheelchair ramp in order to obtain the proper ramp length. If you purchase a ramp that is too short, it will be difficult and very dangerous to use; getting a ramp which is too long is just throwing money out the window. This is why RIGHT NOW Mobility sends a trained Ramp Specialist to your home to go over all of your options in order to provide the best solution for your wheelchair ramp needs and budget.
A site visit from Right Now Mobility is the best way to obtain an accurate quote.
We’ll get answers to the questions above, be able to see the terrain and measure to see what size ramp will fit in the yard.
How to Estimate the Length of a Ramp
First step is to assess the yard to determine the best location for landing the wheelchair ramp. A straight ramp is the lowest cost option, whereas a ramp with turns requires level platforms, more materials and more labor during installation.
Second step is to measure the height difference between the porch or exit door to the place identified where the ramp will land. We need the straight line distance between the two spots and the height difference for the rise. Getting the safest and most accurate height difference measurement can be difficult without an expensive transit level. Our Ramp Specialists utilize these in every FREE estimate.