Choosing a Funeral Casket – What Am I Looking For?

By: George Darte
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

There are four factors to consider when while shopping for a funeral casket. They are budget, materials, size, and purpose. At Darte Funeral Home, we always help families make the right decision by answering their questions and providing honest advice on the different options available. Let’s look at the four factors you should consider:

1. Budget

Caskets can be simple or elaborate and that influences the cost. A well-designed casket made from premium materials will be more expensive than a simple wood product. The average cost of caskets is around $2,000 but some can be around $10,000. It is a good idea to consult with a funeral director before setting a budget for the casket.

2. Material

You can find caskets of different styles, colors, and materials in the market today. Some are hand-crafted and custom-made while others are manufactured in bulk. The most commonly used materials are:

  • Wood
  • Manufactured Wood
  • Metal
  • Semi-Metal
  • Biodegradable

All of these materials have their advantages. If you want a green funeral, consider getting an eco-friendly or biodegradable casket.

3. Casket Size

Caskets are available in four different sizes; adult, child, infant, and oversized. You can also commission a custom casket according to the deceased individual’s size requirements. Make sure the box is big enough to comfortably accommodate the deceased individual’s body.

4. Purpose of Casket

Caskets are designed for two purposes, a burial or a cremation. Caskets for burial are sturdier and can last for many years. They can handle underground pressure and protect your loved one’s remains from outside influences. Caskets designed for cremation are thinner and more fragile. They are made from combustible materials that disintegrate easily in the cremation chamber.

These factors will help you find the best casket for a loved one. If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

 

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