Choosing the Right Commercial Flagpole

Commercial flagpoles usually vary in length from thirty to sixty feet and are made of a single piece of aluminium or steel tubing.Have a look at Telescoping Flagpole for more info on this.

Depending on how dramatic you want to be, you might want two, three, or more flagpoles. Make sure there is enough space between flagpoles for the flags to wave, and leave room for expansion in case you want to add larger flags later on.

For raising and lowering a flag, there are two types of halyard systems, or rope and pulley systems. External halyard systems are mounted on the pole’s exterior. The flag is attached to a rope that is looped around a truck, or wheel, at the top of the flagpole in this form of rigging. The rope is wrapped around a cleat at the base to secure the flag to keep it from going up and down the flagpole. The issue with external halyard systems is security: it is much too simple for anyone to cut the rope.

Choose an internal halyard device, in which the rope or cable is placed on the inside of the pole, for increased protection and durability. It is accessed through a hinged door compartment near the shaft’s base using a special winch. Also, choose a rotating truck so that the flag does not become entangled around the pole as the wind changes directions.

When it comes to commercial flagpole materials, steel is the only way to go. Steel flagpoles are the most durable poles available and need no maintenance.

Choose a bronze alloy for a more traditional look and feel. Bronze alloys are mostly used in national and historical architecture. The colour of a flagpole made of this material will darken with time.