Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I begin?

Chances are, you are selecting a monument for the first time. If so, you are probably starting to become aware of the process and the many questions that confront you.

  • What style of monument should I choose?
  • What about granite colors and sizes?
  • Are there cemetery rules I need to know about?
  • How much should I budget?

When you contact a Rose Lawn Monument consultant, you have an advocate, not a salesperson, to professionally guide and assist you through the entire process.

Begin by giving us a call or stopping by for a free quote and consultation.

How long does it take for a monument to be completed?

There are many variables that determine the time frame needed to produce, deliver and install a monument or marker.

If you are considering a standard sized and styled monument that is an inventoried item, the time frame can be as little as a few weeks once the artwork is approved.

It is quite possible that the choice of your monument’s color, style, or size will require special order from a domestic or overseas quarry.

Quarried granite from overseas is generally more economical, but can require three to four months of shipping.

Selection of a domestic granite will most likely increase the price but typically shorten the shipping time by half.

Once you order your monument, a Rose Lawn Monument consultant will keep you updated on its estimated completion date.

What affects the price of a monument?

The length, height, and thickness of a monument or marker greatly determine the final cost. The color of the granite impacts the price as well.

A standard gray color will always be your most economical choice. Reds, pink, blacks, blues, mahoganies, and other colored granites will increase price.

The style and characteristics of the monument you choose will also impact price. Standard shapes and sizes are more economical than custom shapes and cuts. The amount of polished granite can also vary the price.

Enhancements such as photos, vases, and etchings increase costs as well.

Finally, your monument or marker will incur foundation and installation fees. Some cemeteries impose additional fees.