We are here to answer any questions that you have but here are some commonly asked questions.
What Is Memorialization?
Memorialization is the art of commemorating the lives of those loved, revered and respected. In all civilizations and generations, it has been desired to remember loved ones by erecting monuments. From pyramids to Indian burial mounds, public memorials such as Mt. Rushmore to simple private memorials, the creation of a monument has been the most common form of remembrance. A monument should last forever and the purchase of one should be made unhurriedly, with great care and consideration. Why Should I Purchase From a MBNA Retail Firm like Lough Memorials?” As part of our membership with MBNA, we have signed a statement of policy, The Code of Good Practice. This code promotes fair and honest business practices that, in turn, serve and protect the consumer.
As an MBNA member, Lough Memorials has the protection of our own Consumer Advocate Consultant and should notify her immediately of any unlawful cemetery acts.
When you purchase a monument/memorial from Lough Memorials, you are assured of ethical, honest business practices from someone who is committed to his industry and art. The owners at Lough are multi-generational memorialists who have learned the exact art of stone carving from years of experience.
Is it better to purchase a monument from a Cemetery, Monument Company or Funeral Home?
Generally, it is better to purchase your monument from the company that it came from. In most cases, funeral homes and cemeteries purchase the memorials from monument companies. The funeral homes and cemeteries are resellers and add to the markup on the monument.
The cemetery says they have to install the monument? Can they do that?
No. It has been found in Federal Court that it is illegal to restrict a monument company from doing their trade in a cemetery so long as the company complies with reasonable rules and fees for doing so.
Why is granite used in monuments?
Granite is used for monuments due to its durability, hardness and natural beauty.