Headstones, Monuments & Memorials: Frequently Asked Questions
At Tegeler Monument Company, we understand that designing a monument or headstone can be a difficult and emotional process. That’s why we’re here to help guide you through every step of the process, from selecting the right material and design to coordinating with the cemetery for installation. We’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions to help answer some of the most common questions we receive from our clients. Whether you’re just starting to think about your options or are ready to move forward with designing and installing a monument or headstone, we’re here to provide the information and support you need.
- What types of materials can I choose from for my loved one’s monument or headstone? At Tegeler Monument Company, we offer a variety of materials, including granite, bronze, and marble. Our experienced staff can help you choose the material that best fits your needs.
- What should I consider when choosing a cemetery for my loved one? When choosing a cemetery, it’s important to consider location, size, price, and any specific rules or regulations the cemetery may have regarding monuments or headstones.
- Can I customize the design of my loved one’s monument or headstone? Yes, at Tegeler Monument Company, we offer custom designs and can work with you to create a monument or headstone that reflects your loved one’s personality and life.
- What is the process for designing and installing a monument or headstone? The process typically involves selecting a material and design, obtaining any necessary permits, and coordinating with the cemetery for installation. Our team at Tegeler Monument Company can guide you through each step of the process.
- What types of memorialization options do you offer? At Tegeler Monument Company, we offer a variety of options, including monuments, headstones, plaques, benches, and mausoleums. If you have a specific idea in mind, don’t hesitate to let us know, and we will do our best to create your design.
- Can I see a preview of what the monument or headstone will look like before it’s installed? Yes, we can provide a digital mock-up of the design before it’s finalized and installed. We work with you each step of the way to ensure your design is perfect before installation.
- What is the typical turnaround time for designing and installing a monument or headstone? The time can vary depending on factors such as the design and material selected, obtaining permits, and coordinating with the cemetery. Our team can provide an estimated timeline based on your specific needs.
- What is the cost of a monument or headstone? The cost can vary based on things like the size, material, and design. At Tegeler Monument Company, we offer a range of options to fit different budgets. Let us know early on about your financial restrictions. We can create a beautiful headstone for you or your loved one within any budget.
- Can I add additional inscriptions to the monument or headstone in the future? Yes, we can add additional inscriptions at a later time.
- Do you offer pre-need monument planning services? Yes, we offer pre-need planning services to help you plan ahead, take the stress and pressure off of your loved ones, and ensure that your wishes are met.
- What types of warranties do you offer on monuments and headstones? We offer a variety of warranties based on the type of material and specific product selected. Contact us to learn more.
- What types of funeral services do you offer? At Tegeler Monument Company, we offer a range of funeral services, including traditional funerals, cremation services, and personalized services tailored to meet the needs of each family.
- What is involved in planning a funeral service? Planning a funeral service involves selecting a funeral home, choosing a casket or urn, coordinating with the cemetery for burial or interment, and arranging for any additional services such as flowers, music, or transportation.
- What should I consider when selecting a funeral home? When selecting a funeral home, it’s important to consider factors such as location, reputation, cost, and the services they offer. Our team can help you find a funeral home that meets your needs.
- Do you offer cleaning and restoration services for existing monuments and headstones? Yes, we offer cleaning and restoration services to help maintain the integrity and appearance of existing monuments and headstones in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
- What is the process for choosing a monument or headstone for a pet? The process is similar to that of choosing a monument or headstone for a person. Our team at Tegeler Monument Company can help guide you through the process.
- What should I consider when choosing an epitaph for the monument or headstone? When choosing an epitaph, it’s important to consider the personality and life of the person being memorialized, as well as any religious or cultural traditions that may influence the selection.
- What is involved in the burial process? The burial process typically involves coordinating with the cemetery for interment or burial, selecting a burial plot or mausoleum, and arranging for any additional services such as a graveside service or monument installation.
- Do I need to purchase a casket or urn? Yes, you will need to purchase a casket or urn for the deceased. We offer a range of options to fit different needs and budgets.
- Do you offer financing options for monuments and headstones? Yes, we offer financing options to help make the process more affordable and accessible.
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