What are the Benefits of Residential Wheelchair Lifts for Your Home

by | Jul 19, 2023 | Lifts

For many homeowners looking to improve accessibility in their homes, traditional wheelchair ramps are no longer the preferred solution. The hidden costs and complications associated with ramps have made them less popular over the years. Instead, modern residential wheelchair lifts like the ones offered by RAM Elevators + Lifts are becoming increasingly popular due to their numerous benefits over ramps.

RAM Elevators + Lifts offers affordable residential wheelchair lifts that are reliable and affordable for many homeowners. Our residential wheelchair lifts save space, are quick to install, and provide safety in inclement weather. Unlike ramps, which can require significant site preparation, wheelchair lifts require minimal space, making them ideal for homeowners who lack the yard space to meet ramp requirements or do not want to sacrifice their yard for accessibility. Learn more about the benefits of our innovative residential wheelchair lifts below!

Space-Saving Mobility Solution

One of the most significant advantages of RAM’s residential wheelchair lifts is that they save space. Building codes often require a foot of ramp for every inch of vertical rise, making ramps incredibly long and difficult to install on many residential properties. In contrast, residential wheelchair lifts take up minimal space and can be installed in a compact 5’x5’ area. RAM’s residential wheelchair lifts make them ideal for homeowners looking for a reliable and space-saving outdoor mobility solution without sacrificing their yard or undergoing extensive renovations.

Cost-Effective and Time-Saving Mobility Solution

Another benefit of RAM’s residential wheelchair lifts is that they save you time and money. Because ramps are larger and require more site preparation, they can take weeks or months to install and cost more in permit fees, materials, and contracting. RAM’s residential wheelchair lifts, on the other hand, require less site preparation and (depending on the model) can be installed in just a few hours. This means that homeowners can enjoy their accessible outdoor space faster and with less hassle.

Safety is RAM’s Priority

Safety is paramount for any outdoor accessibility feature. Ramps can quickly become slippery in inclement weather, making them hazardous for homeowners. Alternatively, RAM’s residential wheelchair lifts are designed to handle extreme weather conditions, with features like a non-slip platform and a high-sided enclosure that keep users safe and secure. Furthermore, RAM’s VPLs are engineered with a field-proven All-Electric Drive System that offers dependable performance with minimal upkeep, as well as a patented Zero-Load Start design that protects the lift motor from extreme weather conditions.

Trust RAM

RAM Elevators + Lifts has been manufacturing and distributing home elevators and lifts for over 30 years and has helped countless homeowners across North America find the right accessibility solution for their unique needs. Our Trus-T-Lifts are engineered for both indoor and outdoor mobility and feature a variety of safety features suited to any mobility requirement. With RAM’s VPL, passengers can rest assured that our products are tested to withstand extreme weather conditions all the way from -40ºC to +40ºC.

Ready To Get Moving With RAM?

With our space-saving design, fast installation time, and weather-resistant features, RAM’s VPL i a great way to create an accessible outdoor space that meets your mobility needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our residential wheelchair lifts or request a quote to get started!


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