Tutorials & Questions

Polyester, Nylon, Cotton - What is the Difference in Flag Fabric?

Polyester, Nylon, Cotton - What is the Difference in Flag Fabric?

It's easy to get paralyzed by the offerings out there, especially if you have no experience with purchasing flags. So here is a simple breakdown of the chief flag fabrics and their pros and cons, so that you can choose what flag best meets your needs.
How Long Will My Flag Last?

How Long Will My Flag Last?

This is a really, really, really frequently asked question here at Flagpole Gear.  

The answer nobody loves:  It depends.

While the average lifespan of a good quality flag flown from sunrise to sunset is anywhere from 3-5 months, lots of factors can affect the actual length of time between replacements.

What is a Flagpole Counterweight and Do I Need One?

What is a Flagpole Counterweight and Do I Need One?

Here we are answering some of the frequently asked questions we receive about flagpole counterweights. What is a Flagpole Counterweight? A flagpole...
What Is a Flagpole Retainer Ring and What Does It Do?

What Is a Flagpole Retainer Ring and What Does It Do?

Retainer rings are a necessary component to internal halyard systems. Without them, the flag would not be attached to the pole at all, and would be flapping in the wind. In the last few years, owners of external systems have been utilizing retainer rings as well, as they serve several purposes, and often address multiple issues at once.
What size flagpole retainer ring do I need?

What size flagpole retainer ring do I need?

Learn how to determine the right size retainer ring for your flagpole so you can order with confidence.