Bronze Markers For Cemeteries
Bronze markers offer a classic, elegant way to honor your loved ones. Bronze is a long-lasting, durable material with a beautiful metallic brown color that helps your loved one’s memorial shine and stand out. Bronze markers are generally mounted on top of a granite base for added stability for the memorial. Archaeologists have found bronze artifacts dating back thousands of years, which means bronze markers may last forever to commemorate your loved one’s life.
At Gaitz Memorials, we design and produce bronze markers and memorials using modern technologies to provide gorgeous, enduring memorials to your deceased loved ones. Bronze markers are cast from molten bronze metal to create the shape and size of the cemetery marker. Inscriptions can be etched into the surface of the metal or even embossed during the casting process. Once the memorial is complete, we treat the bronze marker with a clear coat to help keep the marker shining for years to come and help prevent a patina from forming.
One important benefit of using a bronze marker for your loved one is that these can often be removed from their stone bases. This means you can remove the memorial to make cleaning, maintenance, and adding inscriptions easier. These markers come in both single and companion marker options to help you find the right option for your loved one’s memorial. Bronze markers are a great choice for companion grave markers, as the surviving spouse’s details can be added more easily later on, as it doesn’t need to be done on-site like stone.
Bronze markers are highly customizable. Our team regularly adds a variety of inscriptions and emblems to bronze memorials. For example, we offer Hebrew translation and engraving, as well as many different symbols, such as the menorah, the Star of David, and other symbols to help you personalize the marker to your loved one.
Lifecycle Of Bronze In Houston
Bronze is a metal made of copper and other metals. Bronze markers in Houston will require some maintenance to keep them shining brightly for years to come. While bronze is a long-lasting material that resists corrosion, over time it can form a patina, which is a turquoise film that forms naturally when the metal is exposed to oxidation. At Gaitz Memorials, we use specialized coatings to protect the metal from this process. However, over time, these coatings do wear off. This is especially true if the bronze is exposed to water and salt, which can break down the clear coat.
In Houston, bronze markers should be cleaned at least every three to six months to help keep the sealant on for as long as possible. In addition, you may need to re-apply the coating to help prevent a patina from forming. However, seeing a patina on a bronze marker doesn’t mean it is at risk of completely corroding. Bronze is generally only affected on the surface, as the patina acts as a natural protector from deterioration. Therefore, the sealants we apply to bronze markers are just to help protect the metallic shine for aesthetics, rather than to prevent damage. Bronze markers in Houston can last forever to memorialize your loved one.Contact us today to learn more about bronze cemetery markers and start the design process with our team.