Flying a custom flag or American flag in front of your house is a great way to demonstrate your patriotism or support for a team or organization. But if you’re looking to install a new flagpole, you might be wondering what your options are. We’ve put together this quick guide to help you make the right decision:
The first choice to make when you are deciding on a flagpole your home is if you want a flagpole that is attached to your house or garage or one that is installed in the ground. Let’s look at what you’ll need to consider for each:
When installing an attached flagpole, there are two components to consider: the bracket and the flagpole itself.
The bracket is the hardware that attaches to the home, providing a “sleeve” in which to install the flagpole. Brackets are available in either aluminum or nylon and can be silver or white in color, and they can have various options for the angle at which to display the flag.
Generally, aluminum brackets are sturdier than the nylon option; however, they are usually more expensive. Most aluminum brackets are available in silver or white, so this decision is based upon personal preference. Some brackets can only display the flag at a 45 degree angle, while others have two or more options for display. The location in which you want to display your flag will determine which angle is right for you.
The top of our anti-furl rotating flagpoles rotate on ball bearings, so the flag will never tangle. They come with two flag fasteners for flying a flag with grommets and with a snap and swivel ring for displaying banners with a pole sleeve and tab. The flagpoles are available in either 5′ or 6′ lengths and can be made in either white, silver, or wood grain finishes.
An in ground flagpole makes a big statement in your yard. Most home flagpoles are aluminum and 25′ or less in height. They are available in sections or as a telescoping flagpole.
While sectioned flagpoles are more traditional, with an external halyard and cleat, telescoping flagpoles are rope and pulley free and require less maintenance. Telescoping flagpoles can be installed in a ground sleeve and removed to be used elsewhere, such as on a vehicle with an aluminum wheel mount. The options available depend on the price you want to pay and your personal preferences.
Whether an attached or in-ground flagpole is chosen, home flagpoles can usually be installed by the homeowner. We provide detailed instructions for installation, ensuring that flagpoles are displayed attractively and securely. We also offer installation services for those who are unable to install flagpoles themselves.
As you can see, there are many factors and options available when deciding which flagpole is right for your home. At A Stars & Stripes Flag Corporation, we have over 35 years of experience helping determine which option is right for you. Do you have any questions about flags or flagpoles? Please contact us; we’re happy to help!