Fiberglass Wheelchair Ramps

Fiberglass wheelchair ramps are not just for wheelchairs anymore. The latest ramps are fold-able, lightweight, and easy to store. Most have a one piece design that can be folded up and stored pretty much anywhere. This makes them suitable for strollers and walkers. Anyone with limited mobility would find one of these useful and it will quickly become a part of your everyday life.

What is Fiberglass?

Fiberglass wheelchair ramps are made from a very lightweight fiberglass-laminate that has a solid foam core. This combination makes the material incredibly strong and weighs almost nothing. Most of the weight comes from the hardware as most ramps will fold up for convenient storage as well as having built in carrying handles. Fiberglass is a mix of plastic and glass fibers that is manufactured by a number of companies all over the world. It’s also very versatile. If you’ve every seen the back or underside of a bathtub then you’ve seen the rough stringy like material, that my friend, is fiberglass.

Fiberglass wheelchair ramps can be used anywhere!

Anywhere you may run into a small obstacle such as a curb or getting into a minivan is the perfect place for one of these. If you have trouble getting onto the front porch or over a door threshold, the ramp will make small work of it. Another great application is when you find yourself renting and not owning your home. There are a number of things you can do to your home to make it more friendly to those with limited mobility but unfortunately for renters those types of additions to the home are not allowed. In this case, fiberglass wheelchair ramps can take the place of permanent additions to the home. With pricing coming in at $200 – $500 and weights of 8 to 20 pounds makes it one of the best wheelchair ramps for indoor use.

Strength and stability when you need it

Most of these types of ramps have a very high weight rating due to the fiberglass, not quite as high as the metallic ramps but you’ll find most can handle in excess of 600 pounds. This is more than adequate for most users and is much easier to store. In fact you could probably push a motorcycle over the ramp and it wouldn’t even break a sweat. You will also find non skid decks for stability and safety. The decks of most models also have reflective tape as an added measure of safety. Don’t let this be a deciding factor for you though as this tape is available at most hardware stores.

Where is the best place to buy?

There are a few different sizes available from most mobility stores from truck ramps to personal fiberglass wheelchair ramps. Always buy from someone reputable, Searching places like craigslist for wheelchair ramps can save you money but if you’d like to buy new try US Medical Supplies, see their ads on the right hand side of the page, they have the lowest prices and best customer service around!

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