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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Nice pole

The one piece pole is great. Should last. The freight company was the only thing that sucked on this purchase

Great product

We ordered the 25ft commercial sectional flagpole and light topper for our lake association. The product arrived quickly and was packaged so as not to be damaged in transit. We followed the directions and the flag was being raised in no time!!! I would definitely recommend this flagpole, and solar light is REALLY bright!!!

Our pole didn’t come with a external halyard rope.

High-quality flagpole, outstanding customer service

This is a strong, beautiful flagpole. As another reviewer advised, do not underestimate the manpower needed to hoist this flagpole. Four strong persons are needed, and more would be better. The instructions for the foundation are well-written. I used approximately 1.5 cubic yards of concrete.
For reference of the pole:flag ratio, the 35' pole pictured here has (1) 5'x8' flag, and (2) 4'x6' flags, spaced 6" apart.

Large Flag and Pole

Still waiting for delivery. This flag pole has been paid in full and no
site of flag pole or flag.
We did receive the Eagle, but nothing else.
Not happy.
Was over 4000.00.

Where is our flag and flag pole?
I have called 2 times and each time they said it should be here at the
end of each week and that was 3 weeks ago.

Stan & Susan Vessey