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Lowe’s Expands Accessible Home Offering with Ramp Program

Published: February 8, 2012  |  Source: media.lowes.com

Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System offers a simple, stylish, easy-to-install product to make homes more accessible

MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Lowe’s, the world’s second-largest home improvement retailer, announced today at the International Builders’ Show its entrance into the do-it-yourself ramp market, with an affordable, configurable ramp system. The Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System makes accessibility attractive and easy as life’s needs change. The program will be available to consumers in Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com in spring 2012.

“The Lowe’s exclusive Gatehouse Custom Access Ramp System, the latest addition to the Gatehouse line of mobility ramps, was created by Lowe’s designers and combines the best features of aluminum ramps and custom wood ramps into an innovative, affordable solution that meets any residential or commercial need,” said Greg Bridgeford, Lowe’s executive vice president of business development. “With this new program, Lowe’s can help families enjoy a ramp system that will improve mobility without sacrificing style, providing individuals with an accessible home for years to come.”

Gatehouse’s innovative ramp system combines the beauty of a custom-built wood deck with the easy installation of an aluminum modular ramp. The system installs in less time than custom wood ramps and can be configured with right, left and U-turns to fit the accessibility needs of any home. The temporary aluminum structure may also be outfitted to match the style of the home with coordinating decking products such as caps, balusters, post sleeves and railings and is a portable home access solution.

The ramps are the latest extension of Lowe’s accessible home products that improve mobility and help prevent slips and falls in the home. Visit Lowes.com/AccessibleHome for checklists, how-to projects, articles, tips and more product information.

While attending the International Builders’ Show, visit Lowe’s booth for more information or stop by a ramp demonstration in the Construction Theater during the following times:

3:20 and 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8
1:40 and 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9
1:40 and 4:40 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10
10:40 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11

Lowe’s will be showcasing a wide-range of home improvement products at the International Builders’ Show, including the latest innovations in tools, paint, drywall, electric vehicle chargers and Energy Star items. For more information, visit LowesForPros.com.

About Lowe’s

With fiscal year 2010 sales of $48.8 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 15 million customers a week at more than 1,725 home improvement stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com. To plan and manage all things home, visit Lowes.com/MyLowes.

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