Before you choose a residential flagpole company, decide where and how high you would like it to be. Be sure to view the flag from all angles. Is it too high to be able to see? Do you think it’s hiding behind a shrubbery because it is so low? Select something in the middle. Next, choose your flagpole material. Aluminum is the most popular residential flagpole material due to its strength and low maintenance. Fiberglass is the second most preferred material because it has a hard glossy gel coating finish that can withstand most soiling.
You can now choose between an internal or external Halyard System. A halyard is the mechanism by which the flag can be raised or lowered. It’s a rope or cable that’s threaded through a pulley or truck at the top. External halyard systems can be rigged at the pole’s exterior. They are secured to the pole by wrapping the cable or rope around a simple clamp at the base. An internal halyard system can be found on the pole’s inside. There is a slot at its base for a special handle or winch. Choose an internal halyard system if vandalism is a concern.
Decide what color you want the pole to be and whether you wish to add custom ornaments like a finial or ball or eagle to it. Digging a hole is the next step when it’s time to put up the flag. The flagpole size determines the size of the hole. The hole should be drained and filled with concrete. Insert the flag into a steel groundsleeve. Because concrete corrodes many flag materials, ensure that at least 10% of the pole’s length is underground. Ask the manufacturer for any clarifications before you proceed. In most cases, the manufacturer will install the flag.