24” Raised Roof
Raised roofs are formed fiberglass shells that are reinforced and placed on top of a van in order to achieve greater headroom. Raised roofs come in several styles and sizes in order to provide the best headroom for your wheelchair van or shuttle van. Increased headroom enables people to walk more upright and adds to the comfort of both the passenger(s) and your staff when using your vehicles.
Common Roof Heights
- 16 and 24” — GM Chassis
- 18, 24 and 32” — Ford Chassis
You will note that there are some differences in the style of top depending on who they are manufactured by and the chassis (ie.Ford, GM) that they are made for.
In order to choose the correct raised roof for your wheelchair van or shuttle van roof, you need to consider the following:
- How much headroom must I have? Do people need to be able to walk upright or just reduce the amount they have to bend?
- Do I need to integrate options such as raised side or front passenger doors?
- How high a vehicle can I tolerate, taking into account things such as parking, awnings etc.
- What kind of appearance considerations do you have?
In general, the larger the top, the greater the headroom and the availability of integrated structural modifications such as raised front doors. However, as the top gets larger, it takes on a more institutional look and greater care must be taken to ensure that it does not strike overhead obstacles.
Raised roofs can be painted to match the exterior color of the wheelchair van or shuttle or left in the original white to reduce the cost. All raised roofs must be supported by a certified structural support cage to ensure safety in the event of an accident.
|Roof Style||Interior Height (approx)||Additional Structural Options|
|16″||60″||Raised Side or Rear doors|
|18″ Sport Top||62″||Raised Side or Rear doors|
|24″ Camper Top||70″||Raised Side or Rear doors,
Raised Front Door (insert height)
|32″ Transit Top||75″||Raised Side or Rear doors,
Raised Front Door (full insert height)
16” Raised Roof
18” Raised Roof
24” Raised Roof