20-Gauge Metal (Made in USA) in Chicago, IL Metro/Northwest, IN
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Steel – a long-lasting material and affordable price make the steel casket a popular choice. Though it is not as strong or long lasting like with Semi-Precious Metal Caskets such as Bronze, Copper or Stainless Steel. However, it does come in 16-gauge (thickest), 18-gauge (Medium) or 20-Gauge (thinnest) gauge in a large range of colors.
For example, 18-Gauge Caskets are .83 millimeters thicker (about a sheet of Paper) than a 20-gauge. 16 & 18-Gauge tend to be more expensive because a larger shell casket, swing handles, higher quality fabric and brushed tops/sides.
20-Gauge Caskets are the most economical metal caskets on the market. If you are cost conscious or just trying to watch your budget, consider these instead of the 18-gauge casket.