Handicap Friendly Homes Morgantown WV

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Morgantown, WV. 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.

Doug Shephard
HTM Contracting
304 685 3243
PO 4147
morgantown, WV
 
ACI Restoration Remediation Services, LLC
3048260238
PO Box 38
Dellslow, WV

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Allpro Home Improvement
304-363-1517
201 Fairmont Ave.
Fairmont, WV
 
HRANEC INSULATION CORPORATION
(724) 366-1234
1266 McCLELLANDTOWN RD
McCLELLANDOTWN, PA
Services
Hranec Insulation Corporation specializes in residential and commercial insulation.
Licenses / Certifications
INSULATION CONTRACTOR
Awards
BPI, PA NO. 1 INSULATION COMPANY
Membership Organizations
BETTER BUILDING PROFESSIONALS
Years in Business
25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Doug Shephard
HTM Contracting
304 685 3243
PO 4147
morgantown, WV
 
Sears Home Services
8888675309
9520 MALL RD
WESTOVER, WV

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Sears Home Services
8888675309
2500 FAIRMONT AVE
Fairmont, WV

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Absolute Construction
304-290-5200
47 Krys View Drive #317
Bruceton Mills, WV
Services
Remodeling & Handyman Services
Licenses / Certifications
WV#033164
Years in Business
Since 1999

Sears Home Services
8888675309
1500 MALL RUN RD
UNIONTOWN, PA

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Brian Miller
Miller Homes
304-754-8006
578 Heavenly Drive
Hedgesville, WV
 
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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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