Wooden Ramps vs. Aluminum Ramps


For years, the go-to solution for home modular ramps were ones made of wood. It worked for some people—it allowed them to customize the ramp for their home and landscape. But they also present a host of short and long term issues which may not make them the ideal choice.

Wooden Ramps


Wooden ramps require that you hire a contractor, contact the utility companies and get permits.


Wooden ramps are a lot like wooden decks—they need regular maintenance and upkeep in order to look nice and not deteriorate. If you’re not in the position to do this sort of maintenance on your home anymore, you will need to hire someone to take care of it.


Wooden ramps take longer to install. They can take anywhere from two to three days, depending on how long it is.


You’ll need to purchase quality lumber in order to prevent the wood from warping over time—which can get pricey pretty quick.


Once built, it’s not easy to remove, expand or reconfigure wooden ramps.

Aluminum Ramps

Aluminum ramps sold by Lift and Transfer Specialists address many of the issues affecting wooden ramps. For example:

  • Aluminum ramps are easy to install and don’t require permits.
  • They’re low maintenance.
  • They can be installed in less than a day.
  • They cost less than wooden ramps and are better for the environment.
  • They can be quickly and easily moved around.

Call Lift and Transfer Specialists at (877) 542-5438 today. Not only do we carry aluminum ramps in stock, we also install them for you!