Is It Possible to Add to an Existing Headstone or Marker?

Is It Possible to Add to an Existing Headstone or Marker?

October 28, 2021

Whether it’s a new plaque, inscription or a laser-etched photo, our team often gets questions about adding to existing headstones or markers. The answer is yes, as long as it’s allowed by the cemetery. In fact, our experts can add pretty much anything our customers ask for. Continue reading to learn more about adding a plaque to a headstone.

What’s needed to make an addition?

We need some help from our customers before we get started. The first bit of information is who designed the original marker. This helps us ensure that your request can be accommodated. If we’re the team who created the monument, we can easily access it from our design files. We’ll also need to know what you want to add. Providing us with as much detail as possible guarantees you get the best results with the fastest turnaround time.

Can you add a plaque to a headstone?

As long as the requested plaque will fit on the marker, we can add anything you’d like to the monument. At Phillipsburg Memorial Company, we work exclusively with bronze to craft beautiful plaques that stand the test of time.

How much does it cost to add a name to a headstone?

Before customers add to the headstone, they typically like to know how much it will cost to do so. The final price depends on a few factors, including how many letters we’re adding and the location of the addition. The cost increases with the more additions we make, and it’s more expensive if you add letters or images in more difficult areas on the marker.

Can you add an image to a headstone?

In addition to names, inscriptions and plaques, some customers ask to add an image to the existing marker. Our team is the one for the job. We use laser etching to reproduce any kind of image on the headstone. The price to add an image depends on how large the photo is and how much detail is required.

How long do additions take?

The turnaround time for adding to an existing headstone varies. We’re committed to working as efficiently as possible, but we never sacrifice quality for speed. Depending on the complexity of the project and our staffing availabilities, adding to an existing headstone typically takes just a few weeks.

Are additions made at the gravesite?

We try our best to make additions at the cemetery or gravesite. Working on-site helps with turnaround time and reduces the risk of damaging the stone during transportation. That said, some additions require us to bring the stone back to our workshop to complete the request.

Why should you choose Phillipsburg Memorial Company?

Don’t just let any monument company make additions to your loved one’s headstone—choose our pros at Phillipsburg Memorial Company. With decades of experience and a team of caring professionals, your marker is in good hands with us. Contact us today to get a quote for how much it costs to add a name to a headstone.

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