If you are looking for an access solution for a mobile office trailer, a simple set of OSHA-compliant aluminum stairs for each door may be all you need. To provide safe access for customers, students, parishioners, or other visitors to a modular retail store, church, mobile recreational building or classroom, a wheelchair ramp with stairs that comply with local building codes will most likely be required.
REDD Team is the leading American aluminum access solutions manufacturer. Our portable aluminum stairs and ADA wheelchair ramps deliver the benefits of aluminum to customers who require safe, secure, cost-effective and eco-friendly access systems. With a vastly experience engineering staff, REDD Team can assist you with standard and custom designs based on the building code you need to meet.
Advantages of Aluminum
One huge advantage that aluminum offers compared to similar steel access systems is its light weight. Steel is about 2.5 times heavier than aluminum. This means that steel stair and ramp systems will be more expensive to ship and not as portable. But there are other advantages to choosing aluminum for your access systems:
- Rust and Corrosion Resistance: Aluminum is a unique material in that it has a naturally occurring protective aluminum oxide film that makes it rust and corrosion resistant without any paint, coating or additional treatment. Steel and wood need to be painted (and maintained properly) to protect them from the elements, especially if their intended use will be in a moist or damp environment. Aluminum fares better than wood or steel under harsh conditions.
- UV and Fire Resistance: With its excellent thermal properties, aluminum is a good conductor of heat. Aluminum steps and ramps will always stay cool to the touch despite the heat of the day. Aluminum is also non-combustible. When exposed to high temperatures, it will not emit toxic fumes. These factors make aluminum an exceptionally safe material for outdoor use.
- Low Maintenance: Wood and composite materials absorb water and are susceptible to cracking, rotting, warping or breaking. Wood is also vulnerable to termite damage. Both steel and wood stairs and ramps require regular scraping, sanding, painting and sealing to protect them from the elements. Aluminum, on the other hand, does not absorb water and will not rust, crack or rot. It is extremely strong and durable and will maintain its attractive appearance for a lifetime without ongoing maintenance.
- Sustainable: Aluminum is an eco-friendly, sustainable metal. In contrast to steel, wood or masonry, it can be recycled again and again without suffering from any degradation.
REDD Team specializes in high-quality aluminum stairs for construction trailers and field offices that need to meet OSHA regulations. Our Dura-Grip General Code aluminum stairs are designed for portable building access that requires International Building Code and ADA Compliance.
The Universal Stair and its counterpart, the Universal Wheelchair Ramp System, is constructed of fabricated aluminum, offers complete ADA compliance, and meets a wide range of building codes. These systems are perfect for portable building access and ideal for long or short term applications.
REDD Team can help you reduce costs and create safe and secure access to your mobile office with aluminum stairs and ramps designed for your unique application. Contact us toll-free at (800) 648-3696 to find out more about our extensive line of aluminum access solutions.