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1. What are the different types of memorials?
2. Are the Lettering or Designs on a Memorial an Extra Charge?
3. Can I Put a Photo of My Loved One on Their Memorial?

4. How Long does it Take After I Order for My Memorial to Get to the Cemetery?
5. Why Should I Purchase a Memorial from Northcoast Memorials?

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  1. What are the different types of memorials?

    To avoid confusion, you should know that "memorials" is the general term for all various types of stones and plaques used to mark a gravesite. There are four styles of memorials. A grass marker is flush with the ground and is usually 18" to 48".  Bevel markers are similar to grass markers but the top is slanted from back to front about two inches and it protrudes slightly above the ground. Slant marker are larger in height than a bevel marker, usually 16" to 18" high and have an angled face. They may be set on a granite base or directly on a concrete foundation. Upright monuments have two parts-the upright top part called a tablet or die and the bottom piece is called the base.

                Flush Marker                                      Bevel Marker                                        Slant Marker        

   2. Are the Lettering or Designs on a Memorial an Extra Charge?     
At Northcoast Memorials we do not charge extra for any lettering or designs from our catalog of designs for your memorial.  We have tens of thousands of designs to custom design your memorial.  Slants and upright monument lettering is an extra charge only on the backside of them.  The front side is no additional charge.  You should never pay extra for the lettering or flat carved designs on your memorial.  More than one name on a memorial is no additional charge. Hand carved (also called shape carved) flowers and designs as well as photo etching done by hand or using a laser are an extra charge.

   3. Can I Put a Photo of My Loved One on Their Memorial? 
Yes. Most cemeteries allow a photograph to be etched directly on the memorial whether it’s done by hand or with a laser. Some cemeteries allow a black granite etched insert or a color or black and white photo insert on the memorial. Many families like to put a special photo such as a wedding, anniversary, birth or school photo on their memorial. It is best to consult with Northcoast Memorials regarding the policies of your cemetery for photographs on your memorial.

  4. How Long does it Take After I Order for My Memorial to Get to the Cemetery? 
Generally a flush marker will take around 3-4 weeks from the time you order till it gets to the cemetery.  All memorials have to be approved by the cemetery before we can produce them. By dealing with Northcoast Memorials, we keep a large selection of memorials is stock thus reducing the waiting time.  Slants and upright monument can take six to eight weeks. Sizes and special custom shaped monument can take up to twelve weeks.

  5. Why Should I Purchase a Memorial from Northcoast Memorials? 
Northcoast Memorials is a family-owned and operated full service memorial dealer. We specialize in cemetery memorials, monuments, bronze plaques, pet memorials, cemetery lettering, address bricks, fundraising pavers and garden stones. Being family operated allows us to keep our prices low and all the work from start to finish is completed on-site in our own warehouse. This gives customers the satisfaction of knowing that their loved one's memorial is in good hands. We pride ourselves on making the memorial purchasing experience as painless as possible and look forward to serving your memorial needs.  We welcome all questions and invite you to visit us when you are ready to purchase a memorial. 
Allowing significant time to mourn before making an emotional decision to purchase a memorial avoids being taken advantage of during your time of need. How to spend your money is your decision. Are you getting what you paid for? Dealing with a monument company that specializes in memorials rather than a cemetery or funeral home (both are a middleman) gives you the best value for your money as well as the professional knowledge and expertise of a monument dealer. 

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