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Why Choose Stainless Steel Ramps?

When it comes to choosing the right ramp for you, material matters. So which is best?

We've put together a list of why stainless steel ramps may be the best choice for you. No matter what your needs, budget, or circumstances, it's hard to beat the benefits that stainless steel ramps have to offer.

Pros of Stainless Steel Ramps

Before we get into the pros of stainless steel ramps, it's good to be aware of what the options are. Many ramps are made from other materials like aluminum or wood. Still, if you're looking for versatility and durability, stainless steel is top of the line.

Pro #1: Greater Weight Capacity

Stainless steel ramps beat out just about any other material by sheer ability to bear weight. Compared to aluminum, stainless steel ramps can hold nearly 10,000 more pounds. Please check with your ramp installer to get the estimated weight capacity for your particular ramp.

This ability to bear extra weight can make a big difference. Steel ramps are better able to support multiple people at once, i.e. an individual in a large wheelchair, and anyone assisting them.

Stainless steel ramps are also more resilient to heavy items being dropped on them. Unlike aluminum or wood, the potential of causing damage by dropping something is far less with stainless steel.

Pro #2: Weather Resistance

Stainless steel wheelchair ramps are also more weather resistant. Unlike wood, stainless steel is not worn down or damaged by rain and snow. Because of its great capacity to bear weight, even large snow build-up may not harm your ramp. And you don't have to worry about rusting, corrosion, or other weather-related issues. 

A stainless steel ramp will outlast many of the other ramps made from different materials.

Pro #3: Low Maintenance

Stainless steel ramps require maintenance. To keep your ramp in excellent condition, you must take care of it. However, compared to aluminum, maintaining stainless steel is much less costly.

Unfortunately, with an aluminum ramp, the only real maintenance that can be done is to replace the ramp entirely. Because aluminum is less durable as a whole, if any damage occurs, odds are that you'll need to replace the entire ramp.

That means that over the years, you'll end up buying several aluminum ramps. This will cost far more than purchasing one stainless steel ramp and keeping it properly maintained.

Pro #4: They're Lightweight

Interestingly, even though stainless steel can hold a lot of weight, it's lightweight in itself. This is a great perk when it comes to installation, and it is easier and quicker to install than wood ramps.

No matter the size or length of your stainless steel ramp, it's sure to be easier to carry around. This is especially helpful if you're looking at portable stainless steel car ramps.

Purchasing a Stainless Steel Ramp

Stainless steel ramps are a great choice for anyone looking to install a wheelchair ramp at their home.

If you are looking to install a lift in your car or buy a wheelchair accessible van you can contact BraunAbility to understand different ramp options. We are here and happy to answer all your questions about products, pricing, and financing. Call us today at 1-888-365-9417.

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