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iRamps & Rails

4694 West US 20

LaPorte, IN 46350

219-872-8237

Comparison of Wood versus Steel Ramps with Railings


Attribute
Wood
Steel
Cost
Normally Highest
Lowest
Maintenance
Worst
Easiest
Safety
Lowest
Best
Modular
No
Yes
Easy to Install
No
Yes
Availability
Worst
Best
Require Local Contract
Yes
No
Building Permit
Yes
No
Concrete Footings
Yes
No
Non Skid Surface
No
Yes
Needs Painting, Etc.
Yes
Yes
Rot or Rust
Yes
Yes
Rentable
No
Yes
Removable or Relocate
No
Yes
Has Resale Value
No
Yes
Re-useable
No
Yes
3 Year Warranty
No
Yes
Weight
Worst
Best
Recycling
No
Yes
Repurchase Plan
No
Yes
Rent Applied to Purchase
No
Yes

ADA Guidelines

ADA Compliance for Personal Residences is Usually Optional - Guide Only

Slope
1:12
Handrails
Required if more than a 6" rise
Side Flanges
2" Required
Platform
Anything exceeding 30 feet
Rails
12" beyond end of Ramp
Platforms
Must be permanently anchored - one leg on each side
Non Skid Surfaces
Required
Water Accumulation
None

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