How to Choose the Best Commercial Flagpole

Commercial flagpoles are normally made of a single piece of aluminium or steel tubing and range in length from thirty to sixty feet.

Depending on how dramatic you want to be, you can need two, three, or even more flagpoles. Make sure there’s enough space between flagpoles for the flags to wave, and leave room for expansion if you plan to add larger flags later. Click

For raising and lowering a flag, there are two types of halyard systems, or rope and pulley systems. External halyard systems are found 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 bottom of the flagpole to secure it and keep it from going up and down. The issue with an external halyard system is security: cutting the rope is much too easy.

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. Often, pick a rotating truck to avoid the flag being wrapped around the pole as the wind changes directions.

You can’t go wrong with steel when it comes to choosing a commercial flagpole material. Steel flagpoles are the most durable and low-maintenance flagpoles available.

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

A flash collar is included with commercial flagpoles, and it fits over the ground sleeve and bottom of the pole to shield it from the weather while also giving the base a finished look.