Factors to Consider When Buying Memorials
One of the challenges that most people encounter involves choosing the right memorial for their loved ones, however if you are looking for a memorial, here are the steps to follow in choosing the right one. When looking for a memorial, you need to consider the stone used, the design, the inscription and the finishing.
When choosing the kerb set memorial, it is worth noting that the you will find a variety of different of firms of kerbs and the one you will choose will depend on the deceased age, religion and whether they are going to be buried or cremated.
The following are some of the memorials that you will find in the market when choosing these include flat headstones, kerbed headstones, cremation benches, upright headstones, cremation memorials, and children’s memorials. When looking for children’s memorial, you need to note that they can be carved in the shape of an angel, a teddy bear or be customized in the shape of the child’s favorite toy.
Flash headstones on the other hands can be made to flush with the ground or be raised slightly, however, it is recommended to raise it a little bit as this will prevent water from gathering on the stone, which may damage it over time.
Unlike the flat headstones which lie on the ground, upright headstones are fixed to the ground with a concrete base. It is worth noting that the upright headstones is the most traditional form of memorial hence common in all churchyards and cemeteries.
Alternatively, when you are looking for space, you should consider buying a kerbed headstone since they are full-length headstones that can be erected on the ground level and have enough space to add personality to the memorial. Though the kerbed headstones provide enough space for adding personality, they are not accepted by most churchyards, hence the need to consult with the yard before buying them.
When buying a memorial, you need to keep in mind that most cemetery and churchyards require a written permission from the management of a memorial before they allow a memorial to be erected. Due to the fact that most cemeteries request for a written permission from the management of a memorial before they allow a memorial to be erected, one needs to ask the management to issue them with a written permission to present them to a churchyard or cemetery.
Another vital consideration when buying a memorial is to make an initial enquiry. The inquiry should include a written estimate of the full details of the memorial including the costs of the memorials. It is advisable that the enquiry should be an inclusive one that comprises of details of the memorial including size, material, lettering, any ornamentation and finishes. It is a good idea to ask for estimates from many companies as this will provide you with many options that will enable you to find a quality memorial at the best price.