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Portable ramps and modular ramps are both types of accessibility ramps designed to provide individuals with mobility challenges a way to navigate changes in elevation, such as steps or curbs. While they serve a similar purpose, there are key differences between the two:

1.  Portability

   –  Portable Ramps: 

     – These ramps are lightweight and designed to be easily moved from one location to another.

     – They are often made of materials like aluminum or fiberglass, making them more manageable for individuals to transport.

     – Portable ramps are suitable for temporary use and can be folded or rolled up for storage and transport.

   –  Modular Ramps: 

     – Modular ramps are typically more permanent or semi-permanent structures.

     – They are constructed using interlocking ramp sections that are assembled on-site.

     – While modular ramps can be disassembled and relocated, they are not as easily transportable as portable ramps.

2.  Installation and Assembly: 

   –  Portable Ramps: 

     – Minimal installation is required for portable ramps. They can often be unfolded or unrolled and placed in position without the need for tools or complex assembly.

     – Suitable for situations where a temporary solution is needed, such as at an event or when visiting a location without proper accessibility features.

   –  Modular Ramps: 

     – Installation of modular ramps may require more effort and tools.

     – These ramps are assembled from pre-fabricated sections that fit together like puzzle pieces, forming a solid and secure ramp structure.

3.  Customization

   –  Portable Ramps: 

     – Generally come in standard lengths and may have limited customization options.

     – Suitable for providing access over a few steps or curbs.

   –  Modular Ramps: 

     – Can be more easily customized to fit specific site requirements.

     – Ideal for creating longer or more complex ramp configurations to accommodate multiple steps or a specific architectural layout.

4.  Durability: 

   –  Portable Ramps: 

     – Usually made of lightweight materials, which may not be as durable for long-term outdoor use.

     – Suited for temporary or occasional use.

   –  Modular Ramps: 

     – Constructed from sturdy materials like aluminum or steel, providing greater durability for long-term use.

     – Designed for both indoor and outdoor use in a more permanent capacity.

Choosing between a portable ramp and a modular ramp depends on factors such as the intended use, frequency of use, the need for customization, and the desired level of permanence. For temporary and occasional needs, a portable ramp may be more practical, while a modular ramp is often chosen for more permanent accessibility solutions.

Power Stair Lifts is based in the Lehigh Valley and locally owned. We believe in price transparency. Not only do we provide our installation price and free one-year service warranty and three year parts warranty, but we will also disclose the cost of replacement batteries, preventative maintenance, annual service visit, repair fees, and a multiyear warranty. We pride ourselves not only being the local company that Lehigh Valley residents trust but also the company that earns your business with quality service and fair prices.

If you live in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Macungie, Schnecksville, Whitehall, Coopersburg, Quakertown, Kutztown, Northampton, Emmaus, Catasauqua, Nazareth, or other Lehigh Valley locations, call Power Stair Lifts for a free in-home estimate. We are independently owned and operated, not a franchise, and our mission is to serve our neighbors and community. Click through our site and web pages at powerstairlifts.com or call 484-895-1188 to schedule your free home assessment and estimate.

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