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How to Choose the Right Flagpole

Posted by Alan J. Duro on Mar 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When you're considering a flagpole installation, it can be hard to determine the best flagpole for your particular situation. In this post, we'll discuss some considerations to take into account when selecting the perfect flagpole to meet your needs.

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Choosing a Flagpole

The first order of business is to determine what type of flagpole will work best with your needs. During this decision you’ll want to consider the flagpole material, height, your personal preference as to style, flag size, and the all-important flagpole location.


Flagpole Material:

While wood was once a popular choice, today aluminum or fiberglass is the standard. Modern aluminum flagpoles come in large sizes, are offered in an array of colors and finishes, and are extremely durable. Fiberglass poles are also available in various colors and finishes, and are made of strong materials designed to flex slightly in the wind.


Flagpole Height:

If the desired pole site is near a building, the building’s height may help determine flagpole size. For a single story structure, you’ll want a flagpole 15-25’ high. A two-story structure may require a 25-30’ pole, and at three stories, a larger 30-40’ pole may be appropriate. If you are planning on flying your flag after sundown, you should consider adding lighting, which “technically” is required by U.S. law for displaying the American flag at night.


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*Wooden Flagpole in Front of Residence


Preference as to style:

While there are several factors to consider, the most important is personal preference. At the end of the day, it’s your flagpole and no one else’s. Internal halyard flagpoles, for example, are generally more expensive than external halyard poles, however they add an extra layer of security as the cable is concealed inside of the pole. With external halyard poles, on the other hand, the ropes are exposed on the outside of the pole. Discuss your needs with a flagpole specialist, like Accent Banner, to better understand the full range of options available.

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