Handicap Friendly Homes Anchorage AK

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Anchorage, AK. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to wheelchair services, wheelchair lifts, wheelchair ramps as well as information and content on wheelchair and handicap services.

Equity Builder Home Improvement
907-562-5752
7133 Arctic Blvd #11
Anchorage, AK
 
PATRICIA NEWMAN
907 5621812
3805 COPE STREET
ANCHORAGE, AK
 
Vogel Home Improvement
907-337-7439
11161 Vosikof Pl
Anchorage, AK
Services
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
Licenses / Certifications
Alaska General Contractor #25017
Years in Business
15

Expo Remodeling Service, Inc
818-716-5555
USA
Alaska, AK
 
Alaskan HomeCrafters Inc.
907-349-2454
7227 Kidron Street
Anchorage , AK
 
Alaska Woodworking Design
907-929-5795
3705 Arctic Blvd. #2231
Anchorage, AK
Services
Carpentry, tile, cabintry, sheetrock
Licenses / Certifications
938249
Membership Organizations
buy alaska
Years in Business
20

Drew's Handyman Services
(907) 764-7746
6005 Spruce Meadows Lp.
Anchorage, AK
Services
All Aspects of Home Repair and Remodeling
Licenses / Certifications
Handyman
Years in Business
6

LH Contracting
907-332-3225
lhcontracingak.com
Anchorage, AK
Services
Bathrooms, Kitchens, Tile, Hardwood, Laminate, Decks & Fences
Licenses / Certifications
State & Municipal

A Custom Touch
(907) 230-2608
3621 hollyberry cir.
anchorage, AK
Services
custom trim, hand rails, kitchens, baths,doors, windows, custom decks, siding
Licenses / Certifications
36413
Years in Business
12

Michael La Fay
Meadow Lakes Supply Co.
907 373-2746
1651 W. Parks Hwy.
Wasilla, AK
 

House Accessibility: Part 1

Make your home friendly by making it handicap and wheelchair accessible; allowing one to enter and move around without any of the obstacles such as steps and narrow doors. Improving your residence’s accessibility is a whole house remodeling; making the entry, bathrooms, bedrooms, family rooms and kitchen all wheelchair accessible. Be sure to discuss with your remodeling professional your specific needs, so your plans are adjusted to suit the accessibility requirements and physical limitations affecting your household.

The first accessibility consideration should be your entryway. Which entryway should be accessible by what transportation? Work with your home improvement specialist to ensure ample space for wheelchair or walker mobility as well as a clear path to the entry way. Depending on design, weather, or existing building conditions different building materials may be used.

Aluminum wheelchair ramps or concrete are preferred due to their stability and texture; however, wood can be used if treated, constantly maintained and slip resistance measures are employed. If a ramp is too large for your space, consider a vertical lift to achieve accessibility between formerly impassable elevation changes.
Consult your general contractor and local accessibility code for specifics. Some important minimum measurements and formulas for wheelchair ramps consideration are:
-  Maximum slope of a wheelchair ramp should be 1" of rise for each 12" of run.
-  The maximum rise for any run is 30". The maximum run 30'.
-  The minimum inside clear width of a ramp should be 36".
-  Landings must be provided at the top and bottom of each run.
-  The landing should be at least as wide as the ramp, and a minimum of 60" in length.
-  Handrails must be provided on both sides of the ramp, between 30" and 38" above the ramp surface.

The 36” measurement is frequently cited as the size of an opening. Speak with a remodeling and accessibili...

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