So you have a new flag to complement your building but aren't sure where to place it. You aren't alone. Finding the proper spot can take some time, and there are some guidelines you'll want to keep in mind before you do. Check out this quick guide to commercial flagpole placement. You'll be flying your flag high in no time.
Pick Your Spot
Picking the proper spot for a flag can be tricky. You'll want a prominent spot, which is usually the front of whatever building you're attempting to plant the flag. It should be in a place with adequate airflow, either from the wind or from the breezes people created when walking past it. The consensus is that it should be in a spot that makes it easy to fly and see. This is a key tip in our guide for commercial flagpole placement.
What Will Surround It?
Many things can accent flags. The traditional fixtures include flowers, shrubbery, and even a stone or brick pedestal. The neutral color of most flagpoles makes them ideal for any complementary structure, such as granite or concrete steps leading up to the flag. This is the most popular, but always keep the flag codes in mind since they define how to fly the American flag. Certain positions mean specific things. Reading up on those guidelines might give you some ideas about where and how to plant your flag.
Utility locations can affect where you can put a flagpole. Don't install flagpoles close to power, cable, or phone lines. Commercial flagpoles are for sale at all times. So if you need to buy another one that can fit in a given area, get it as necessary. Remember, even when fully extended, you'll want your flagpole to be 10 feet under or above any utility structures around it. Also, you can’t place flagpole foundations on underground power lines. Make sure you call for utility locations before installing your flag. Otherwise, you may get in trouble.
In short, placing your flag properly is extremely important. Everything matters, including its visual prominence, surroundings, and many other factors. However, we hope these three points will give you a great start for figuring out how you want to place your flag in a way that shows your pride while still being respectful.
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