Ramp Selector Guide
It may be difficult to determine which of National Ramp’s four product lines to choose from when you need a modular ramp for your home. Here we will discuss each ramp line’s features and benefits to help you choose which line is the best fit for you.
The Breeze Series™ is an open-mesh aluminum ramp. The open-mesh surface provides two benefits: an industry-leading high-friction surface making Breeze™ safe for all users in all mobility devices, and rain and snow pass through the decking to avoid puddles from collecting on the ramp.
The Liberty Series™ is a solid-deck aluminum ramp. Extruded treats on the ramp surface add extra traction for increased safety. The Liberty™ ramp features continuous handrails and is available in 36” and 48” wide widths.
The Triumph Series™ is an open-mesh steel ramp. The Triumph™ features a high-traction decking, which also allows for rain and snow to pass through. Compared to other steel ramps offered by competitors, the Triumph ramp is powder-coated (rather than painted) for extra durability.
The Victory Series™ is a wood decking ramp. The Victory™ offers a much quicker turnaround than a custom-built permanent ramp and is composed of pressure-treated Southern Pine to prevent rotting. Spaced to allow for drainage and natural expansion and contraction, the Victory™ will blend in with an existing porch or deck once painted or stained to match.
Now that we’ve done an overview of the four ramp systems, here are some factors to consider when deciding which ramp system is best for your needs.
The Victory Series™ wood decking ramp is the lowest-price ramp option. Next is the Liberty Series™ solid decking. Due to the manufacturing elements required to make the open-mesh decking, the Breeze Series™ aluminum and Triumph Series™ steel ramps are the highest-priced options.
Customers who place high importance on their ramp’s look often choose Triumph™ steel, due to the Tuxedo Black color, or the Victory™ wood ramp, since after being painted or stained, it blends in with the home’s exterior.
The Breeze ™ and Liberty ™ aluminum ramps can be custom powder-coated for an additional charge if you wish for a different look than natural aluminum.
Customization and Add-ons
While all National Ramp product lines are modular, offering flexibility to work with landscape challenges, Breeze™ and Liberty™ offer a few more options to get the most customized layout possible.
Vertical Pickets, 45° turn platforms, and gate and step systems are available for the Breeze™ and Liberty™ systems. Liberty™ is also available as a 48” wide bariatric ramp for users with weight capacity concerns or particularly large mobility devices.
The Victory™ wood ramp also has a compatible gate and step available for purchase.
Customers who live in areas with high amounts of annual precipitation (especially snow) are drawn to the Breeze™ or Triumph™ open-mesh ramps to reduce the amount of time they need to spend clearing the ramp in poor weather conditions.
While the decking of the Victory™ wood ramp is spaced to allow drainage, snow can accumulate on the ramp.
If you live in a very arid climate, an open-mesh ramp might be an upgrade that won’t serve many purposes, making Liberty™ or Victory™ a more practical solution.
Maintenance and Longevity
The Breeze™ and Liberty™ ramps are maintenance-free and come with lifetime warranties, as aluminum does not rust or corrode.
The steel Triumph™ ramp has a 3-year warranty, and the steel needs to be frequently monitored for any scratches to prevent rusting.
The Victory™ wood ramp requires annual painting and resealing to prevent rotting and decay and does not come with a warranty.
Routine monitoring of the ramp to tighten any loose bolts and check for damage, will help increase the longevity of your ramp. If any elements of your ramp become damaged, call your dealer immediately for a repair.
For those who wish to think about their ramp very little after installation, an aluminum ramp is the best option.
There are a lot of considerations when choosing the ramp that is the best fit for you and your loved ones. Where you live, who uses the ramp, and your budget are all elements that need to be weighed. Be assured that whichever ramp line you choose, National Ramp designed it to provide you Freedom Now.