Things to Consider while Buying Flagpoles

Flagpoles are relatively new to American culture. The first recorded flags were hung on flagpoles in 1776 during the revolution. After the revolution, America’s flag continued to be flown on flagpoles due to their prominence as a symbol of colonial liberty. Today, a person may fly an American Flag from their home or business for decoration purposes only. This piece discusses the things you need to consider when buying a Mastivimpel flagpole. 

  • Attachment Point 

Flagpoles are easily an essential piece of equipment that a sailor will have. It is their mast, providing the attachment point for their flag. Without a pole, a sailboat can’t have a flag. And according to some of the more sceptical members of the club, there is no such thing as a sailor without the pole. A flagpole has benefits and drawbacks like any other piece of equipment or personal gear choice.

  • Flag Size

Most flagpoles are designed to hold a standard US or International Code Flag. The base of the flag should be smaller than the size of the flag pole, allowing for about 1.5 inches or 3.8 cm of space around the edges of a standard US or code 4X5 foot flag. For example, to fit US 5 X 8-foot flags, your pole should be between 4-6 feet tall.

  • Standards

Standards are widely used for naval use and often act as flags for ships. Most standards are made of a fabric similar to that for banners, but the flag is more significant and is usually made of a heavier weight fabric. The flag should be large enough to be seen from afar and have a strong presence when in motion. In addition, its border should be parallel to the horizon so that it can be easily seen when flying forward or backwards. 

These are some significant factors that you must consider while buying flagpoles to get the best one.