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Choosing the Right Material For Your Next Outdoor Flag

A flagpole is usually a flag of some kind hoisted in front of a building. In many cases, the flagpole will be located on the grounds of an older home. Flags have a variety of purposes and can be for a variety of purposes. For example, they could be used to warn people away from a fire or an animal. The purpose and the design of the flag may also be important to consider when deciding whether to install a flagpole or not.

 

When deciding on a flag for your yard,

you should first understand the advantages of each main type of flag and then select the one that best fits your requirements. Nylon flags have been used as a standard flag material since before World War II. During that time nylon was very expensive but because of the nylon fabric, it was inexpensive and was the perfect material for a standard flag pole.

 

Today synthetic fibers

have become the standard for outdoor flags, especially with the introduction of polyethylene. These synthetic fibers provide much better durability than nylon. Additionally, they are also much lighter in weight, so that the flag can be stored easily and move around easily when there is an occasion to change the flag material.

 

Polyester materials

are the most commonly used flag material for sporting events, conventions, and outdoor competitions. They are durable and lightweight and a popular choice with flag pole manufacturers. The drawback of using polyester material is that it becomes extremely cold when it becomes wet or very hot. In addition, polyester flags do not have the design flexibility of nylon flags.

 

Cotton

is it a wonderful fabric for flags because of its natural ability to wrinkle and stretch without causing any damage to the fabric? It is a popular choice for a cotton flag pole because it is very durable. Additionally, the ability of cotton to wrinkles adds to the appearance of your flagpole. This is a great material to use if your venue will be used for many events instead of just one.

 

When shopping for flagpoles

you may be interested in knowing what colorfast material is used on the flag. Most flagpoles these days are manufactured from fiberglass reinforced nylon. A polyester is an option as well, but a far less popular choice due to its tendency to form mildew. Aluminum bronze is another colorfast material that has proven to be durable. All flagpoles should be inspected thoroughly before purchasing to ensure that the flag will withstand all types of weather.

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