CHOOSING A FLAGPOLE


Choosing the right flagpole to suit your business or personal needs is an important process. Here are several factors that need to be considered when choosing your flagpole.


1) Pole Height and Location

Your flagpole should adhere to any flagpole height restrictions or covenants present in your neighborhood or city. Key factors to consider is height of surroundings buildings, trees or any wires from telephone poles or power line. Our pole height starts from 20' to 150'.


2) Pole Material
Flagpoles come in many different varieties and can be made of aluminum, steel, fiberglass or wood. Depending on your needs, any one of these options might suit you.


3) Halyard Type
Flagpole halyard (rope) are External and Internal.

An external halyard flagpole has the rope that runs up and down the outside of the flagpole. The rope ties off at a cleat and runs up to a pulley system at the top of the pole (known as truck). External halyard flagpole is less expensive than internal halyard flagpoles. Additional security accessories such as lock boxes can be purchased for the pole if you're concerned about the potential theft of your flag from your pole.


An internal halyard flagpole has the rope (or cable) running through the inside of the pole. This provides a locking door to restrict access for raising and lowering your flag. This are generally more expensive than external halyard flagpole but also provide additional security. It is also less noise when flying a flag. There is less of the flag/pole to bang up against the flagpole itself and therefore this is a quieter option.


4) Flagpole Finishes
Flagpole come in many different finishes. It is completely to your personal preference which style of flagpole you desire.


5) Flag Size
Based on height and strength characteristics, different poles are appropriate for different sizes of flags. Before you purchase make sure the two are compatible.


6) Your Budget
A flagpole "should" be a one off purchase. Please choose the one that best suits your requirement and budget.


7) Wind and Weather Condition

When selecting a flagpole, it is important to consider the maximum wind speeds. See the wind chart below. Each flagpole comes with a maximum MPH/KPH wind allowance. These maximum winds allowances will give you guarantees in two different types - if your flagpole has a flag (flagged) or if it does not have a flag (unflagged). Generally, the number to truly focus on is the flagged. Other things to consider might be the frequency of storms in your area.





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