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Choosing a cemetery monument

Cemetery monuments range in size, color and shape, from flat, beveled or slant markers that lie on the ground, to multi-piece upright monuments. Most cemetery monuments are made from granite because of its durability, its reasonable price, and its availability in a wide range of colors.

A reputable monument builder will be able to show you fine quality granites and marbles that will accept different styles of lettering and design work.

Cost

Monuments are priced according to size, color of material used, design, installation cost, plus whatever applicable cemetery charges are involved.

Styles of Monuments

Cemetery monuments come in a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes. These styles range from slant style, single double, and upright, to large plot sized monuments. Your stone can also be personalized with symbols or inscriptions to make it unique to honor your loved one in the perfect way.

Warranties

Most monument builders will warranty their finished product against defects in material, workmanship, and installation. Consult with your monument builder about his warranty.

Choosing the right cemetery monument dealer

When purchasing a permanent cemetery memorial or headstones monument for a loved one, you want to make sure you get it right the first time. Therefore, it is very important to take your time and perform the necessary research required to ensure that you get the best stone to honor your loved one.

Consider the following things before choosing a headstones monuments dealer

1.  Authorization:

When you purchase a monument or headstone from an authorized head stone monument company, you are assured of ethical, honest business practices, from someone who is committed to his industry and art. They provide you with guaranteed services, as well as their availability to you, to answer any questions, and ease any anxieties you may have throughout the process.

2. Product Quality:

It is very important to consider the quality and craftsmanship of the product. Depending on the type of memorial and the material used, there are several factors to consider. These factors include, design elements, lettering finish, carving, and adequate depth of lettering,

3. Customer service

Here is a simple checklist of things to look for:

◾Do they actively listen to what it is you want and are you confident they understand you?

◾Are they available when you contact them, or do they return your calls/emails within a reasonable time?

◾If they make promises, do they keep them?

◾Do they seem willing to go the extra mile for you?

◾If they make a mistake will they correct it on their dime?

4. Price of the cemetery monument

One of the ways to get the best price quote is to do your research; shop around and compare prices and product quality. Check the cemetery price and compare it to local monument dealers. The best way to compare pricing is to make sure you are getting a quote for the same size cemetery monument from each company.