A wheelchair ramp provides individuals with mobility issues independence and freedom
These features come in a range of materials and designs. There are a number of different options to choose from such as threshold ramps, trifold, modular as well as suitcase ramps and permanent wooden or concrete ramps.
Since there is such a large variety to choose from, it can become difficult for consumers to decide which one would work best for them. Without the right kind of information, they can end up purchasing the wrong ramp. If you are considering buying a disability ramp, here are some of the commonest mistakes that people make. Understanding what these are will help you avoid them.
- Not Conducting Research
Since there are many wheelchair ramp options, if you do not conduct a sufficient amount of research on each of these, you wouldn’t know which one would be best suited for your home. You can avoid this mistake by conducting a thorough survey of the area leading up to the entrance and exit of your home, where the ramp is to be installed. Depending on the amount of available space and your specific requirements and budget, check the different types of ramps available and how they compare with each other on aspects such as quality, resilience, longevity, and cost.
- Focusing Only On Cost
There are times when people take a very hurried decision to purchase a disability ramp. In this haste, they may fail to conduct detailed research. Sometimes, if they find that a particular good quality ramp costs more than what their budget permits, they may end up settling for a cheaper alternative. This isn’t a good idea because the feature will always be exposed to the elements, making it important to opt for one that would be durable and able to resist climatic changes. It is much better to be a little prudent with this decision, and invest in a good quality ramp, available at a competitive rate.
- Buying A Ramp That Someone has Recommended To You
When people are considering buying a wheelchair ramp, they may discuss their requirements with people they know. There are times when their friends or family have gotten this feature installed on their property and recommend that they should opt for a similar ramp. It’s always good to get a first-hand opinion from someone that has purchased a certain product.
However, it’s also important to keep in view that a ramp that worked perfectly for someone else may not be suitable for your requirements. This could be because the entry point or access to your home has different dimensions from theirs. Some people opt for a permanent concrete or wooden feature on their property. If you want the flexibility to relocate the ramp sometime in the future, a concrete or wooden ramp wouldn’t work for you. This is why it is crucial that you get inputs from various avenues, and then weigh that information against the research you have conducted, before making your final choice.
- Not Getting Advice From Professionals
While you may be able to get information about ramps and the installation process from a handyman, that isn’t always the wisest choice. It is much better to consult experts like the ones at Adapta. We would be able to provide you with all the information you need regarding the different types of ramps available. Keeping your specific requirements in view, our expert would recommend features that would be best suited for your requirement and setting.
If you avoid the mistakes mentioned above when buying a wheelchair ramp, it will help ensure that you get value for your money and the functionality you need from the feature. For more information about our ramp systems, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Adapta. You can call 1800 232 782 or contact us through this form.