4 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Headstone


St. Charles Monuments, Long Island’s leading headstone company has over 50 years experience in the industry. Our Long Island roots run deep, providing exceptional monument and memorial services is always first on our priorities. We understand this is can be a difficult time for you and we’re here to help you each step of the way. In this post you can find helpful insights on all of the things to consider when purchasing a headstone or memorial.


Checking Cemetery Regulations:

Each cemetery has its own policies and procedures, it’s best to start out with choosing a cemetery in order to follow their guidelines when you decide to create your custom headstone. Some of the cemetery rules include specific sizes, dimensions, type of material and inscriptions. Some cemeteries may be more strict than others. St. Charles Monuments a quality headstone company has maintained relationships with the majority of Long Island cemeteries and can help guide you in the right direction.



Which Headstone Company To Hire:

Once you have chosen a cemetery you can choose a headstone or monument company to have your memorial constructed. There are many important qualities to look for when choosing the right monument company. Such as the amount of time they’ve been in business, their reviews and of course their specific headstone creation process.



Headstone Creation:

Once you’ve found the right company it’s time to decide on what material you’d like your headstone or memorial to be, the words you’d like to be etched into the stone along with any other artwork or photos and also the size.

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The Amount of Memorials Needed:

When choosing to purchase a headstone if you’re married it’s important to consider whether or not you’d like a double headstone with your significant other.. This can be a hard decision to make but it’s important to figure out the details in order to have your wishes properly carried. out. At St. Charles Monuments located in West Babylon, Long Island, we can help you with the headstone pre-planning process.


We hope this post will help you in your monument or memorial decision making process. If you’re looking to have a custom headstone created or just need guidance on the process give us a call or fill out our contact form. We can answer any questions you may have regarding the headstone buying or designing process.

We also provide a downloadable buying guide, which can provide additional insights into the headstone purchasing process.