Frequently Asked Questions — Casket FAQ's

What is the Difference between 18 Gauge and 20 Gauge Steel Caskets?

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The word gauge with a number by it refers to the thickness of the metal used in constructing the casket. The smaller the number the thicker the steel. 18 Gauge would be a stronger metal than a 20 Gauge. A 20 Gauge casket would fulfill the same need as an 18 Gauge but for less money.Most oversize caskets are 20 gauge because it is lighter.

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Does the Casket Have Everything I Need?

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When you purchase a casket from us, the casket comes complete ready to go for your loved one. It includes the pillow, adjustable bed, and throw. You do not need to purchase anything else to prepare your loved one for their final resting place. Some people like to personalize the casket for their loved one buy purchasing a more personal head panel.

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Are All The Caskets The Same Size?

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If you are in need of a casket for your loved one, more than likely they will fit in a standard casket. If you loved one is a larger individual then they would need an oversized casket. There is a limited selection of oversized caskets and they are size specific. Please talk with your funeral director about the size of casket your loved one will need. An oversized casket may also require an oversized vault.

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Is a Casket That I Buy Online the Same Quality As The Funeral Home?

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Yes we buy from the same manufactures as the Funeral Homes. There is a good chance that the casket that you buy online from us is the same casket that you would buy from your local funeral showroom floor or catalog.

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Is It Necessary To Have a Sealed Casket?

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Usually that depends upon the cemetery. You would need to discuss that with your funeral director or the cemetery of your choosing. Most cemeteries would be okay with a casket that is not sealed. The main reason people choose a sealed casket is to protect the remains of your loved one. However there is no permanent seal on a casket. All sealed caskets use a rubber gasket that will break down over time. This can be delayed by placing the casket in a sealed vault.

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