|Posted by Memorial Planning Svcs on November 24, 2011 at 10:35 PM|
Most families select caskets for their beauty and finish. that most people never notice--and that frankly aren't meant to stand out.Details in design, construction, and finish are meant to enhance the display of the casket in an attractive and dignified manner and to keep the tasks involved in handling, closing, and transport to a smooth minimum.
The oldest material known to man makes it a natural and environmentally sound choice when selecting a casket. Hardwood is also strong, beautiful, and shock-resistant. And just as no two pieces of hardwood are exactly the same, each solid wood casket is handcrafted of hardwood has its own, warming identity. Choosing a hardwood casket also leaves a legacy for the next generation because wood is a renewable resource. Thera are many types of Wood Caskets including: Oak, Poplar , Ash, Mahogany among others.
There are many different types of metal caskets, and each type has its unique features and advantages.Bronze, copper, and stainless steel are considered semi-precious metals. Bronze and copper are listed in weight per square foot, such as 32-ounce copper.Steel caskets are categorized based on the thickness of the material used (e.g., 16-gauge steel, 18-gauge steel, and 20-gauge steel.
Most crematories require that the body be enclosed in a cremation casket or other acceptably rigid
container, which must be strong enough to assure the protection of the health and safety of the operator.
The container should provide a proper covering for the body and meet standards of respect and dignity
for the deceased. Some crematories will accept metal caskets, but most require that the casket or
container be fashioned of a combustible material.
(Rental Casket with Cremation container-rent fee varies)
The body is cremated in the same enclosure in which it arrives at the crematory.Wood caskets are ideal for cremation.
They are made of natural material that is befitting the nature-oriented or environmental concerns of many of the people
who choose cremation. They are approved as a ombustible container for the cremation chamber as well.Your funeral
professional will be happy to showyou the wide selection of high-quality cremation containers available. You may also
choose from a variety of urns in styles and materials to suit personal tastes.Many families that opt to have their loved ones
remated rent a casket from the funeral home for the visitation and funeral, eliminating the cost of buying a casket.
If you opt for visitation and cremation, ask about the rent al option.Under Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule,
funeral directors who offer direct cremations: may not tell you that state or local law requires a casket for direct cremations,
because none do; must disclose in writing your right to buy an unfinished wood box or an alternative container for a
direct cremation; nd must make an unfinished wood box or other alternative container available for direct cremations.
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