Flags are used on several occasions. You’ll find flags almost everywhere. They are available in various shapes and sizes to suit individual needs and requirements. You can shop around at Atlantic Flag and Pole as they have an extensive collection of flags and poles to choose from.
When you’re planning to fly a single flag on one flagpole, the flagpole’s standard size should be anywhere between one-quarter and one-third of the height of the flagpole. Flag to pole ratios can be quite tricky. It can be difficult to know the correct size of the pole to display a particular flag. Therefore, we have put together a guide to ensure your flag to flagpole ratio is correct. Depending on the type of flagpole you are using, the flag-to-pole ratios may differ. We have discussed some of the most common pole options below.
The most commonly used method to determine the size of the flag depends on the height of the flagpole. For an outdoor in-ground flagpole, the length of the flag fabric should be at least one-fourth of the size of the flagpole. It is recommended to use a flag of size 3 x 5′ for a pole with a height of 15′ – 20′. Thus, for a flagpole of size 50′ – 60′, you should use a flag of size 10′ – 15′.
For a house-mount flagpole, it is recommended to use a flag of size 2.5′ x 4′ on a flag pole of height 5′ or a flag sized 3′ x 5′ on a flagpole of height 6′. One important factor to consider when mounting the flag at home is to ensure that the pole or flag does not touch any furniture piece, doorknobs, sidings, or windows when it flies. If anything touches the flag, it will cause wear and tear on the fabric. We recommend a smaller flag pole for a flag mounted inside the house to protect your flag better.
The most common flag size is 3’x5, found on most in-ground poles and house poles up to 20’ in height. If you’re searching for a flag for a memorial service or a funeral, the 5’x9.5’ casket size flag is appropriate for that use. For large poles, the height of the pole will determine the exact size of the flag you will need.
If the flag is too small or too large, it will look visually unappealing. It also becomes difficult for the pole to support the flag properly. It’s advisable to measure the pole accurately so you can decide the right size of flag fabric. To increase the curb appeal, make sure the flag is large enough for the pole.
The most important factors in determining the flag dimensions for your in-ground flagpole are wind exposure and material. Cotton fabric is durable, but under extreme sun exposure, it fades fast. A budget-friendly option can be the 1-ply polyester. If your flag wears out every six months, you should switch to tougher material.
Flag and Flagpole Materials
Flags and flagpoles are made of various kinds of materials such as nylon, cotton, and polyester. Nylon is the most popular material when it comes to flags. It ranks high in terms of durability and versatility. It is an excellent option for monsoons and is lighter in weight compared to other materials. Polyester flags are highly durable and strong, are better suited for high-pressure winds and, ideal for regular use. Cotton flags are mostly used because of their soft appearance and ease of flow.
In general, it is difficult to predict the life expectancy of a flag since a variety of factors contribute to its wear and tear. Factors like sunlight, air pressure, and other climatic conditions determine the life of a flag. All flags and flagpoles are not the same. If you’re planning to fly a flag in coastal areas, desert plains, or mountains, you’ll need a sturdier flag pole that can withstand harsh weather conditions. You can opt for telescopic flag poles or residential flag poles for such areas. These types of flagpoles provide better support. You should, however, keep in mind that telescopic flagpoles tend to retract within seconds.
Are you confused about which flagpole you need to display a flag of a particular size? Then we at Atlantic Flag and Pole have got all your needs covered. We have a reputation for professionalism and integrity. Our company has been manufacturing flags and flagpoles for years, and we have successfully established our name among the best flagpole companies.