Frequently Asked Questions
- What size flag is best for my upright ground set flagpole?
The measurement of the long side of the flag should be approxiametely 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the vertical, ground set pole. For example, a 20 foot above ground pole would require a 3x5 ft or 4x6 ft flag. 25 foot pole = 4x6 ft flag. 30 ft pole = 5x8 ft flag. 35 ft pole = 5x8 ft or 6x10 ft flag. 40 ft pole = 6x10 ft or 8x12 ft flag, and so on. Recommended flag fabric for upright poles is nylon, or polyester for extremely windy locations.
- What size flagpole and bracket should I use to display my flag?
We recommend a 5 ft flagpole for a 2x3 ft flag, and a 6 ft pole for a 3x5 ft flag. Flags larger than 3x5 ft are generally too large for pole and bracket display. 3x5 ft flags are attractive on medium to large size homes and 2x3 ft or 2.5x4 ft are more proportionate for smaller homes. Use any 1 inch bracket that you prefer with any 1 inch pole, or a 3/4 inch bracket with a 3/4 inch pole. Typically decorative flags are hung horizontally or slightly tipped up in an adjustable bracket, and traditional style flags, such as U.S, nations, military and historic are displayed at an angle.
- Can I use a credit card to buy products online?
Yes, simply add your selections to the shopping cart and follow the simple checkout procedures.
- Where are your flags made?
All of the United States Flags we carry have always been and will always be made in the United States of America of American made, top quality fabrics, as are our historic, military, religious, and international flags. Most, but not all, of the decorative flags we carry are also made in the USA of
American made fabrics, or sewn elsewhere of American made fabrics.
- How long will my outdoor flag last?
This question has no precise answer. Flag wear depends on many factors such as wind, rain, snow, pollution, sun exposure, etc. These conditions vary with altitude, location and height of flagpole, etc. The U.S. government requires flags last at least 6 weeks. Our United States flags meet or exceed these standards. We have customers whose flags last several months to as long as several years. You can extend the life of your flag by having several which are rotated. Wash your flag when it becomes soiled. Be sure it is thoroughly dry before storing. Check for fraying and rehem at the first sign of wear.