ADA-compliant threshold ramps are made of either aluminum or rubber. Both types have their pros and cons and these should be examined before you make your decision.
Rubber Access Ramps Key Advantages
Cost – Recycled rubber is an inexpensive, yet extremely effective way to bridge a threshold.
Safety – Rubber ramps are naturally highly slip-resistant. Being made from recycled tires means they have some of the same gripping capabilities as a tire does to a road.
Installation – Rubber threshold ramps are easily installed, no drill needed! Furthermore, recycled rubber ramps naturally conform to uneven surfaces without modification and can easily be notched around door jams if needed.
Load Weight – Rubber ramps have a maximum capacity of 850lbs and are safe for supporting heavy equipment, furniture, and appliances.
Aluminum Access Ramps Key Advantages
Weight – Aluminum ramps are light weight and mobile.
Safety – Handi-Ramp manufactures aluminum ramps with the same raised-button surface as our non-slip treads, ensuring that you and your family will be safe from slipping regardless of the location or weather condition.
Adjustability – Some aluminum ramps feature adjustable legs for uneven surfaces or uneven door sills, allowing the ramp to conform to any contoured surface.