~Casket Facts~   

Whether you are planning for yourself or choosing for a loved one, a casket selection is a very personal decision and an expression of your feelings.  A casket that reflects the personality and taste of your loved one can be your final tribute to their life.  We understand these needs and offer a wide variety of caskets that can help you make your decision.

    Metal caskets -- including those made from Bronze, Copper, Stainless Steel and Steel -- are known for their unique finishes.  Bronze and Copper are among the most durable and beautiful of metals; both are naturally non-rusting.  Many families choose Bronze because it is superior to all other casket materials in strength and durability.  However, both Bronze and Copper are completely safe from rust.  A selection of a Bronze or Copper casket is a decision in which great pride can be taken being assured the selection has been made from among the very best caskets available.  Steel caskets provide affordable protection, exceptional beauty, and quality.  Chromium and Nickel Stainless Steel caskets offer a material naturally corrosion resistant.  Steel caskets vary in price according to the gauge of the steel.  Most steel caskets are offered in 16, 18, 19 and 20 gauges.  Most of these caskets with the exception of some 20 gauge caskets are equipped with a one-piece solid rubber gasket.  This gasket forms a highly effective seal between the top and bottom of the casket to help prevent the entrance of outside elements.  

    When budget is a challenge, cloth covered caskets are especially appropriate because they meet the special needs of some families.

    Casket manufacturers make no claim that any of its caskets will completely prevent the entry of gravesite elements.  Further, casket manufacturers make no claim that any of its caskets will preserve remains.

Caskets are grouped by four basic material groups:

Bronze & Copper
Non-Rusting
Finest material & construction
Most durable materials; however bronze is stronger than copper
Most statues & monuments are constructed of either bronze or copper

Wood
Naturally non-rusting materials
Natural Warmth & Beauty
Hand crafted like fine furniture
Unique graining patterns
Available in a variety of species

Stainless Steel
Rust Resistant Steel
Available in different grades
Premium Grade - Chromium & Nickel
Basic Grade - Chromium

Steel
Different thicknesses of steel:
Thickest - 16 Gauge
Medium - 18 Gauge
Thinnest - 20 Gauge

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