Handicap Friendly Homes Salem OR

Local resource for handicap friendly homes in Salem, OR. 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.

Tracy
Willamette Waterscapes
503-364-9609
P.O. Box 3703
Salem, OR
 
Koron Mays
Koron's Professional Window Cleaning
541-223-3464
401 Jefferson Scio Dr Unit 39
Jefferson, OR
 
Lowe'S Home Improvement Warehouse Of Salem
(503) 589-4333
1930 Turner Rd Se
Salem, OR
 
Affordable Remodeling
(503) 463-6648
7967 Mykala St Ne
Salem, OR
 
Dl Remodeling Llc
(503) 589-4287
5401 E Ridge St S
Salem, OR
 
Sean Swanson
Swanson Contracting
253-590-2511
849 Mule Drive Pl
Salem, OR
 
Sunco Homes & Remodeling
(503) 362-4848
2015 Commercial St Ne
Salem, OR
 
Golden Rule Remodeling & Architecture
(503) 365-8100
1230 Fairview Ave Se
Salem, OR
 
Dale'S Design & Remodeling Inc
(503) 370-7609
5514 Commercial St Se
Salem, OR
 
Eastview Home Improvement Llc
(503) 510-7702
PO Box 17261
Salem, OR
 

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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