Frequently Asked Questions About Monument Accessories

November 17, 2023


In the world of commemorating loved ones and honouring their legacies, monument accessories play a pivotal role. These finely crafted additions, offered by our cemetery monument company, Summit Memorials, offer a personalized touch to the timeless tribute of a headstone or monument.

They serve as meaningful enhancements that encapsulate cherished memories and unique qualities, turning simple monuments into heartfelt narratives of the lives they represent.

In this informative blog, we will delve into the world of monument accessories, addressing questions frequently posed by those seeking to enhance their monuments. We aim to shed light on the significance of these additions and provide clarity on their variety and options.

Whether you are considering adding a photo, a flower vase, glass inserts, or a memory medallion, this blog will help you navigate the choices, making your memorial an enduring testament to the ones you hold dear.

Questions About Photos On Headstone Monuments

1. What Are Duraphotos Made Of?

Duraphotos, a popular choice for adding photos to monuments, are made of porcelain. These high-quality porcelain photos are crafted with precision and manufactured in Quebec, ensuring durability and longevity.

2. Can Duraphotos Be Done In Colour?

Yes, Duraphotos are available in both black and white and colour options. This versatility allows you to choose the style that best reflects the personality and spirit of your loved one.

Coloured Duraphotos are guaranteed not to fade when exposed to sunlight, ensuring that the vibrant memories they capture remain vivid and lasting.

3. Can Photos Be Added To An Existing Monument?

Absolutely! Adding photos to an existing monument is a convenient and heartfelt way to further personalize your loved one’s memorial. At Summit Memorials, we can visit the cemetery and as long as there is available space, we can seamlessly add a Duraphoto to the monument right on-site.

There’s no need to remove or relocate the existing monument, making the process as convenient and stress-free as possible.

Photos have a unique ability to capture the essence of a person and the moments they cherished. Including a Duraphoto on a monument can help you keep those cherished memories alive and share them with future generations.

If you’re considering this option, you can trust in the quality and lasting beauty of Duraphotos.

Questions About Flower Vases

Summit’s monument accessories offer a range of options, flower vases are a popular choice for enhancing the aesthetics of a monument.

1. How Are Flower Vases Fastened To Monuments?

To secure a flower vase to a monument, Summit Memorials employs a precise and reliable process. We drill a hole in the base of the monument and insert a bolt that firmly fastens to the vase.

This bolt extends from the bottom of the vase and is anchored into the hole in the base using a strong adhesive. This ensures that the vase remains securely attached, allowing you to display your floral tributes with confidence.

2. What Colours Do The Vases Come In?

Our vases come in a variety of colours, allowing you to select the one that complements your monument and honours your loved one’s memory.

The colour options for Summit’s vases include Ebony, Silver, Statuary Bronze, Dark Grey, Sapphire Blue, Sunset Rose, Mahogany, and Ruby. These choices give you the flexibility to match the vase with your monument’s design and personal preferences.

3. Do I Need A Larger Base To Place The Flower Vase On?

The requirement for a larger base to accommodate a flower vase depends on the size of the vase and the number of vases you intend to place. Some vases are designed to fit without extending the base, particularly when using just one vase.

However, in most cases, especially if you plan to have multiple vases, extending the base is recommended. This typically involves adding six inches to the base for each vase, ensuring that they are well-supported, creating a visually pleasing arrangement.

Questions About Glass Inserts

Glass inserts are a unique and artistic choice among Summit’s monument accessories, offering a way to create visually striking and lasting tributes.

1. How Are Glass Inserts Made?

Each of our glass inserts undergo a precise process where it is fired in a kiln for an impressive 30 hours. This extended firing time makes the glass insert incredibly durable, up to 200 times stronger than regular plate glass.

This exceptional strength ensures that the glass is impervious to the effects of weather, making it a resilient choice for an outdoor monument.

2. Is This Option Available For Any Monument Design?

One of the many advantages of glass inserts is their versatility in design. Most of Summit’s monument designs can be inlaid with coloured glass inserts, allowing you to select a design that best reflects your loved one’s personality and your own preferences.

3. What Are The Colour Options For Glass Inserts?

You can choose from a wide range of colours for your glass inserts, allowing for personalization that best represents your loved one’s life and personality. These colour options provide a rich and expressive way to enhance your monument’s visual appeal, offering a striking and meaningful addition to the memorial.

Questions About Memory Medallions

1. What Are Memory Medallions?

These medallions are essentially QR codes that attach to the surface of the monument, serving as a lasting digital remembrance. By scanning the QR code with a smartphone, you can access a dedicated website that hosts a variety of multimedia content related to the individual or couple memorialized on the monument.

2. How Does A Memory Medallion Work?

The operation of a memory medallion is simple and convenient. Using a smartphone equipped with a QR code scanner, you can read the barcode on the medallion. This action instantly redirects you to a dedicated website or digital platform created in memory of the individual or couple memorialized on the monument.

3. What Kind Of Material Is Used To Construct Summit’s Memory Medallions?

Summit’s memory medallions are constructed with high-quality aluminum. The information is engraved on the medallion using a laser, ensuring that it remains legible and durable for years to come. This construction allows the medallion to withstand the elements and the test of time, ensuring that your loved one’s memory remains accessible to family and friends for generations.

Why Should You Choose Summit Memorials For Your Monument Accessory Needs?

When it comes to selecting monument accessories that add a personal touch to your loved one’s memorial, Summit Memorials stands out as a trusted and innovative partner. Our commitment to providing the finest quality monument accessories is underpinned by years of experience in the industry and a dedication to helping families preserve and celebrate cherished memories.

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