The Benefits of a Wheelchair Lift Over a Ramp

Posted on May 18, 2020

If you or someone in your household is confined to a wheelchair, then accessibility is an important part of making a Howard County home safe and comfortable. Have you considered investing in a wheelchair lift? Here are some reasons why a wheelchair lift is a better choice for your home than a wheelchair ramp.

Dimensions 

In general, a wheelchair ramp is best for inclines of no more than six feet. If your house has a rise any higher than that, it won’t be safe for a wheelchair ramp. Wheelchair lifts are suitable for rises of up to fourteen feet, which provides a lot more options. 

Usage

A wheelchair lift tends to be much more user-friendly than a typical ramp. Although wheelchair ramps are perfectly suited for wheelchairs, what most people don’t know is that a power scooter is more ideal for getting up a ramp because of how much work it takes. A person in a wheelchair doesn’t have to fight gravity to make it up, and a wheelchair lift is better suited to higher inclines. With just the push of a button, a wheelchair lift takes you where you need to go.

Options

A wheelchair lift can be the perfect fit for a Howard County home. Whether you need a vertical lift or one that follows an incline, a wheelchair lift could be a great choice. Unlike a wheelchair ramp, a wheelchair lift can also blend in with your home’s curb appeal. Also, a wheelchair lift is easier to cover during inclement weather, which can keep it in good working condition throughout the year.

Contact Signature Elevator & Accessible Design Today for Your Stairlift!

Signature Elevators & Accessible Design, LLC works with leading manufacturers to provide you with the beautiful residential elevator that you need. Located in Rockville, MD and serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia areas, we have years of experience with incorporating elevators into multi-story homes and working with customers to ensure the elevator meets their specific needs. With styles from modern tubes to wood paneled cabs, Signature Elevators has all the tools you need to build the perfect elevator for your home! Visit our website or contact us at (301)-251-1659 for more information. The manufacturers we represent are:

Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators https://www.vacuumelevators.com/

Stiltz Lifts https://www.stiltzlifts.com/

Waupaca Elevators https://www.waupacaelevator.com/

Cambridge Elevating http://www.cambridgeelevating.com/

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