We stock a wide range of flag poles for all uses, as well as options and accessories, like finials (object at the top of the flagpole), wall mountings, and parade holders. Please contact us to find out about our wide range, as well as to order our quality flagpoles. A small sample can be found on this site as well.
The height of the flagpole and size of flag are largely matters of personal taste. The guidelines on the price pages will help to find you find the correct size of flag for a particular pole. We think the larger flags look much more impressive and meaningful. Internal poles lock the halyard safely inside the pole.
- FINISH - Anodized & bronze.
We like the anodized poles. The bronze (dark brown), looks like wood, blends in natural landscapes, and does not show dirt. The clear anodized pole has a nice silver-gray color. Anodizing hardens the surface of the pole, resists salts and wear, and is easier to clean.
- PLACEMENT - Boldly open, visible from inside.
We like to see the flag flying from inside as well as when we are coming and going. We like the flag to be the center of attention, visible from afar, inside, and welcoming your approach.
- HOME POLE SIZE - 20 ft heavy duty.
For a home the 20 ft poles are the most popular. But many homes have 25 ft, 30 ft, 35 ft and taller poles for spectacular effect. The 20 ft x 3 inch base diameter x .125 inch wall is very strong and elegantly tapered, and priced very low. This is a pole you can install and not have to worry about sudden storms; the aluminum does not rust, so maintenance is negligible. Put a 4x6 ft flag on the pole for a dignified but more dramatic effect.
- BUSINESS POLE SIZE - 30 ft strongest available.
For a business, the most popular flag size is 5x8 ft. So a 25 ft, 30 ft, or 35 ft pole is perfect. Many find they like an even bigger flag that really shows off and makes a statement. Neat. Business flagpoles are often in parking lots or near buildings and streets where a pole failure can be catastrophic. Consider getting the strongest poles in the category for long term safety and security.
- BUSINESS DISPLAY - More than one pole!
Flying the flag of the U.S.A. is appropriate for every business. Additional flags really are wonderful. They add color and meaning. The effect of two or more flags flying is many times greater than their numbers. Although it is ok to fly state, city, company, etc. flags underneath the US flag, flags look far better on their own pole. Consider getting 2 or more poles to take advantage of the magical attraction of flags, and the festive look of many colorful flags.
- BUSINESS FLAGS - be proud, fly your company flag.
We help design flags that look sharp according to good flag design principles.
Things to consider:
- Safety. Always call before you dig. Call your state or local utilities before digging. In Minnesota call Gopher One (800) 252-1166. Be extremely careful of overhead power lines, or other obstacles, when raising poles.
- Flag obstructions. Your flags should not touch anything when flying. Roofs, trees, wires, walls, and other flagpoles will cause excessive wear on your flags. Add at least 20%, to 100%, of the length of the flag radius where the flag will fly. Remember the flag may be flown at half-staff as well, so leave enough room both at the peak and when the flag may be flown at half-staff.
- Space. Poles in a grouping need plenty of room between each pole so the flags do not hit the other poles, causing excessive wear. Also flags look better and more dignified if they have plenty of their own space, rather than crowded together. We recommend about 1/2 to 3/4 (or more) of the height of the poles as spacing between the poles, or 1.5 to 2 times the full length of the flags.
- Trees. Trees are pretty, but when they surround your poles you will not see the flags. Select more open areas to highlight the flags. Remember, young trees grow and may grow into your flagpoles and flags. Allow plenty of room.
Wind speed. The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Organizations (AASTO) sets forth wind loads for the design of structural supports for highway signs, etc. These procedures are used to determine wind loads on flagpoles. The AASTO produces a US map showing the maximum steady wind expected at an elevation of 30 ft above ground level within a 50 year period. Flagpoles are listed with a constant wind speed and a 1.3 gust factor. Recommended flag sizes do not represent a warranty that the flag size shown may be safely flown in all wind speeds. Personal injury, flagpole damage or property damage can occur when flying oversized flags and banners, or flying flags in higher winds that recommended. Flagpoles and their associated wind speeds listed assume that 10% of the overall length of the flagpole is buried per industry recommendations at or near ground level. Special engineering may be required for other applications. Please ask for a response regarding any situation that may require special engineering. Please ask for the AASTO map for your application. Design of safe flagpoles requires knowledge of the loads to which they will be subjected. Principal load acting on flagpoles is wind load and that must be carefully determined. Maximum wind speeds to which flagpoles are exposed depend on geographical location. Wind speeds generally are higher along coastal areas than inland, higher in open country than in the center of cities. Wind speed also becomes greater as height above ground increases. Wind exerts a force on the pole as well as the flag, thus both loads must be added to determine total load. Flags of different sizes are designed to be flown from different poles. It is important that flagpoles be selected which are capable of supporting the largest flag intended to be flown in the highest wind speed to which it will be subjected. Loads on flagpoles are resisted by the mounting foundation, roof or wall to which it is secured.