Installing A Residential Flampole
The first thing to do when choosing a residential flagpole is decide on the spot and height. It is important to be able see the flag at different angles our website. Are you able to see it from all angles? Is it so low it hides behind a shrubbery, or is it just too high? Find something in-between. Next, choose your flagpole material. Aluminum is the most widely used material for residential flagpoles. It’s strong, lightweight, easy to maintain, low-maintenance, and affordable. Fiberglass comes in second place because it is hardy and resistant to scratching and soiling.
Select either an internal halyard or an external one. The flag is raised and lower using the halyard system. It is a rope or a cable that is threaded into a truck or pulley at the top. External halyards can be attached on the pole’s outer end. They lock the rope or cable in place by wrapping it around the cleat at base. An internal halyard system is found inside the pole. A slot is provided at the base to allow for a special winch/handle. You can choose an internal system for halyards in areas where vandalism may be a concern.
You can also decide the color of your flag and add ornaments, such a finial, ball, or eagle. Digging a hole for the flag is important. The size and shape of the flagpole will affect the dimensions of the hole. After soaking the hole, fill it with concrete. Insert the flag in a steel groundsleeve. Concrete corrodes most flag materials. Make sure that 10 percent of the pole’s length remains underground. If you have any questions about the installation, please consult the manufacturer. The flag can often be installed by the manufacturer.