How To Choose A Residential Flagpole

September 21, 2019 2 min read

63.9% of the American population owns an American flag. If you’re one of the people who don’t own one, maybe it’s time you did!

Don’t you just wish that choosing a good flagpole was as easy as buying the first one you set your eyes on? There are so many things you still need to consider that go into giving your home the perfect patriotic look.

From different finishes and materials to the flag pole length and size, you will be surprised at how much actually goes into buying the perfect flagpole.

We’ve highlighted some of the most important aspects that you will need to look into in order to select the best residential flagpole.

Selecting The perfect Size And Height

In order to determine the perfect size and height of your flagpole, you will need to know exactly where you will place it beforehand. In order for it to be fully visible, it should be placed away from things like plants, trees, bushes, shrubs and other similar items that might interfere with its grandeur.

The length and size should neither make it look too large, nor too small as compared to your house. Generally, the ideal height for residential flagpole is 20 feet, but in case you own a double story house, you might also want to look into 25-feet tall flagpoles.

The Most Suitable Material For Your Flag Pole

In most cases, people prefer having their flagpoles made of aluminum or fiberglass. An advantage of fiberglass is that it has a glossy coating that is resistant to scratches and gives a flagpole it’s much needed aesthetics. It can easily tolerate higher wind load and is mostly chosen to be placed in areas with high wind speeds. Whereas poles made of aluminum are sturdy, strong and require very low maintenance. They are mostly used in commercial plots and areas but are also not an uncommon residential flagpole choice.

Styling Options

Once you’ve selected the kind of material you want your flag pole to be, it’s time to choose a style that would best compliment your home. You can choose from three options: one-piece, sectional and telescoping.

Out of the three options, one-piece flagpoles are the strongest. These are made of fiberglass and are more suitable if you live in an area with high wind speeds.

Next, are sectional flagpoles. These come in sections that need to be put together when setting them up but once they are constructed, they give a seamless look.

Telescoping flagpoles are similar to sectional flagpoles. The only difference is that telescoping flagpoles feature an interlocking sleeve system that holds the pole in place and provides it the necessary support.

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Flagpoles were subpar and with marking around the middle that with suggested cleaning methods, never worked. Had to get them powder coated. Worst customer service possible!

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Beautiful finish on quality materials. My install is not typical. I previously made my own pole out of 1.5" steel pipe with welded brackets to bolt to the hand rail and joists on the corner of my deck. It served it's purpose but never looked nearly as nice as it does now. I simply made nylon bushings to fit tightly between the steel pipe and the 3" aluminum pole and slipped it over. So far the highest wind we've had was 47mph and this configuration didn't flex at all with the flag at top mast. The flag is thicker material than most, and again, top quality material and craftsmanship. The best part for me is that this is 100% made in the USA. The only piece of the kit I didn't use was the nylon flag clips. You can upgrade to snaps that won't clang against the pole in the wind. Customer service was quick to respond and great to talk with. I will unquestionably buy another one for my next home!

Hard to find someone to do the job properly ,but after two weeks we finally got it in.
It is awesome and my neighbors are jealous. A couple of them have the telescopic flags so I enjoy telling them that mine is bigger than yours!