Wooden Wheelchair Ramps

Advantages of Aluminum Wheelchair Ramps over Building Wooden Wheelchair Ramps

Pathway Wheelchair RampsWooden Handicapped Ramps
Durable, Long-lasting SolutionRequires periodic demolition and rebuilding
Will not rot or rustWeathers and Decays within years
Virtually Maintenance FreeRequires regular Maintenance
East to install with minimal toolsNormally requires hiring a contractor
Typically no building permits requiredRequires building permits and typically several inspections
Easy to move, re-configure or expandRequired Demolition for changed
Take it with you if you move!Left behind in place or demolished. Typically lowers resale value of a home.
Captured Fasteners, nothing protruding to catch yourself onOften has protruding nail heads or screws. Often a splinter hazard
Meets most building codesMay not meet local building codes
Stylish, Modern DesignOld Fashioned Looking - Warps and decays
Typically installs in 1-2 hours or lessTypically takes several days to install
No Anchoring into Concrete RequiredRequires Concrete Footings
Smooth transitions on and off the rampOften uneven joints and bumpy transitions
Made of Environmentally Friendly Aluminum - Completely RecyclableDangerous Chemicals used in pressure treatment process.  Rots over time
Has resale value if no longer neededNo resale value - must be demolished