Accessibility is a critical aspect of building design, especially for those who need mobility assistance. People often assume that creating a custom accessibility ramp system means high costs and long lead times, making it an unviable option. However, that's not necessarily the case.
EZ-ACCESS® has revolutionized the accessibility ramp market by offering customizable modular aluminum ramp solutions that are both fast and easy to install. Their aluminum ramps allow ramp sections, platforms, and stairs to be combined and configured to fit any location, offering the versatility that most off-the-shelf ramps cannot provide.
Many other companies use wood to construct their custom ramp systems, requiring time-consuming processes that ramp up the installation costs. To install a wooden ramp, you would need to go to the store to purchase materials and hardware such as lumber, screws, nails, and other tools for construction. You'd then have to take these materials back home to measure, cut, construct, finish, apply surfaces, and weather-treat. This can take several days or even weeks, which can be a major inconvenience for individuals in need of quick, accessible entryways. Depending on the size of the project, you may also need to hire a team to construct the ramp, which is not exactly easy on the pocketbook.
In addition to the arduous and lengthy construction process, wooden ramps can only last for approximately five years, after which frequent maintenance and replacement costs are incurred. It’s definitely not an ideal option if you need to relocate to a new spot, since its setup is permanent.
On the other hand, customizable modular aluminum ramps are prefabricated, meaning they are pre-built and ready to assemble, saving you time during the installation process. If speed is a concern, choosing a prefabricated aluminum ramp can provide you with the quickest and most reliable option for installation in your space. This feature is especially valuable during hot summer months when the heat can make physical labor challenging. Instead of spending days building a custom wooden ramp, aluminum ramps can be installed in just a few hours. It is also much easier to relocate and adjust the ramp system as needed. Because the system is modular, it can easily be disassembled and moved to a new location.
Additionally, EZ-ACCESS aluminum ramp systems will not deteriorate in the outdoor elements, and their slip-resistant surfaces maintain traction in any weather. They are easier to maintain and provide an extended lifespan, ensuring that your investment in an accessibility ramp system lasts for many more years than a wooden counterpart.