Creating A Long-lasting and Durable Monument

Custom Headstones
by Nick Kurz

There are a lot of headstone shapes, sizes, colors, and materials out there. So how do you know which one will keep the longest and withstand the most stress? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. So here are a few tips to help you choose the longest-lasting and most durable monument. 

Tips for Creating a Durable Monument


Where the headstone will be is very important. The weather of the area and information like the acidity of the rain or the condition of the roads nearby can affect how long your headstone lasts or how durable it is. Weather conditions do not affect each material the same way, so you need to consider this. 


Are you doing the maintenance for the monument? Will groundskeepers do the maintenance required? It would help if you asked a cemetery employee these questions. Different materials and details on monuments require additional maintenance, and groundskeepers might not do maintenance often enough or the right way for what you choose. 

Durable Monument Material

While you may want the most durable or long-lasting material, this could be difficult to find depending on where you live. Quartzite, granite, and marble are the longest-lasting materials for monuments, so you should start with those to see if they are available in your area and your price range. Ask a professional for help making this decision. They’ll know the availability and prices. 


Gifford Monument in Ada, Oklahoma, Wylie, Texas, and Alamogordo, New Mexico, can help you find what you need for a durable, long-lasting monument. Contact us today, and we’ll set up a time to speak with one of our experts. We want you to know all of the options you have and help you pick the right one. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for more information. 

Nick Kurz

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