Thank you for purchasing a flag from the United States Flag Store. All of our flags are made to the highest standards. Please take the time to read the following instructions to properly care for and display your new flag. For any further questions or concerns, please call our customer service team toll free at 877-734-2458. They will be happy to assist you.
Extreme Weather Conditions
Strong winds and rain can cause damage to flags of many fabrics. Even all-weather flags will wear faster in these conditions. It's best to take flags down in bad weather. It's also important to check your flag regularly for damage. Larger flags (10ft x 15ft and up) need to be checked for wear at least twice a month. Many people will buy two flags and rotate them frequently. That way one flag can be repaired and cleaned while the other is displayed.
Caring for your Flag
Your Flag's Lifespan
A flag's lifespan is often in the hands of its owner. The U.S. Government estimates that a nylon flag will last about 90 days if it is only flown from sunrise to sunset in good weather. Flags flown 24 hours a day will typically last one half to one third as long. Larger flags have a shorter life than smaller ones because they are exposed to higher wind speeds and the fly ends have a stronger whiplash effect.
For more information on flags, please visit our Flag Etiquette page.
Choosing a Flagpole
Flags and flagpoles come in a variety of sizes. Poles specified for indoor flags, should only be used inside, and outdoor poles should only be used outside. The larger the flag, the taller a flagpole must be to accommodate it. Generally the length of the flag should be one third to one quarter the height of the flagpole.
If you don't want to do the math, please refer to the chart below.
|Height of Flagpole||Minimum Flag Size||Maximum Flag Size|
|15ft||2.5ft x 4ft||4ft x 6ft|
|20ft||3ft x 5ft||5ft x 8ft|
|25ft||3ft x 5ft||5ft x 8ft|
|30ft||4ft x 6ft||6ft x 10ft|
|40ft||5ft x 8ft||8ft x 12ft|
|50ft||6ft x 10ft||10ft x 15ft|
|60ft||8ft x 12ft||12ft x 18ft|
|70ft||10ft x 15ft||15ft x 25ft|
|80ft||10ft x 19ft||20ft x 30ft|
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