If you are unable to walk up steps, you may need a ramp leading up to your front door. However, most people don't realize that there are different types of ramps. Learning about these different types of ramps can help you determine which ramp is ideal for your situation.
A Pathway Ramp
A pathway ramp is a short, one piece ramp. It can be made from various types of metal or aluminum. It can be laid atop one or two steps to create an incline that you can roll over in a walker or wheelchair. This is perfect for those who have small steps that lead up to the front door. And because they are one piece, they are quick and easy to install.
A Modular Ramp
A modular ramp is a long ramp that is typically made from aluminum. It has many pieces that fit together to create a ramp.This type of ramp is ideal there are more than just a few steps leading up to your front door. If there are multiple steps, you may need to build a ramp to the sides of these steps, as going over the steps directly can create a step incline that is unsafe. A modular type of ramp meets these requirements, ensuring you can safely access your home, no matter how many steps lead up to the door.
A Threshold Ramp
In some cases, you don't have steps that lead up to your door. But the threshold of the door itself creates a step or bump that you are unable to traverse across. In these instances, a threshold ramp may be ideal. A threshold ramp is typically made of rubber is similar to a mat. It simply lays on top of the bump created by your door way, creating a smooth and flat surface that you can glide across. However, many doors need to be modified when using these ramps, as they may not be able to close with the threshold ramp now in place. A professional can install the ramp and adjust your door accordingly.
If you are in need of a ramp for your Minneapolis, MN home, contact Home Freedom today or visit our website. We sell a wide array of home safety products, allowing you to continue to live safely in your home for as long as possible. We can help you determine what type of ramp is ideal for your home and then install it for you.