What To Do With Rusted Flagpole?

Exposure to rain and humidity can cause any metal flagpole to rust. Even the ones with anti-corrosion finish will inevitably succumb to rusts as the protective finish deteriorates. Flag owners are advised to regularly check the flagpole for rust. The reason being that rust can weaken the flagpole. It would not be able to endure wind speeds it was originally rated for. This increases the likelihood of the flagpole failing during powerful winds.

What to do with a rusted flagpole depends on the severity of the corrosion. Minor surface rusts are nothing to worry about as far as structural strength is concerned. They can cleaned off with a metal cleaning solution. There are many metal cleaners available on the market. When working on a bare metal flagpole, find a cleaner that also provides protection. The difficulty of cleaning depends on the length, type of the flagpole, and foundation. Old painted flagpoles with worn paint can be repainted after cleaning to restore the protection and also the aesthetics.

For more serious corrosion, the flagpole can be reinforced. A sheet metal can be shaped and welded on to strengthen the affected areas.

A corrosion so severe that it has penetrated through the interior of the flagpole only has one solution. The flagpole must be scrapped entirely. Penetrating rusts turns sections of the flagpole dangerous brittle. In order to prevent injuries and damages to properties, the pole must be taken down and disposed of.

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Flag, Nationalism, And Respect

Anything that happens in the United States resonates across the world.  A very heated debate is currently ongoing involving the National Football League (NFL) and the comments made by the US President Donald J. Trump criticizing athletes from the league that he claims are disrespecting the flag. The athletes from different teams who are protesting the deaths of black people on the hands of the police knelt during the singing of the US national anthem before games. The POTUS did not respond too kindly to the kneeling gesture. He went as far as to say that those athletes should be fired by the team owners. The league and its athletes did not respond nicely to his criticisms. Other athletes from other sports jumped in on the discussion.

Being a self-proclaimed nationalist and patriot, it is easy to see why the off-the-cuff POTUS said what he said. And while this incident has brought out some negative emotions amongst many and even if people will continue to have different sides regarding the matter, the issue has brought up the seldom talked about subjects of respect for flag and the what nationalism means.

The national flag is more than just a piece of fabric stuck on top of a flagpole. It is also more than a representation of a country. It represents not only the country as a territory but of its people and their entire history. The flag represents the camaraderie and sacrifices, both in the form of sweat and blood, that led to the existence and persistence of the country. It represents both the past struggles and future aspirations of the people.

Nationalists are people who cherish the entirety of what the national flag represents. They see themselves as having the responsibility to protect what previous generations have struggled for. That is why when they see the flag being disrespected, they cannot help but feel hurt. To them, it is like having your loved one insulted and disrespected because that is how they feel for the country.

Promotional Flags For Stores

Promotional Flags For Stores

One of the best ways for stores to attract customers is by holding promotional events.

There are many kinds of promotional events.

Sale and discount promotions top the list when it comes to creating a crowd.

In order to maximize the amount of people that can be gathered by a promotion, a significant amount of effort must put into informing the populace of the promotional event.

One of the most effective methods of getting the attention and arousing the curiosity of people is with the use of promotional flags.

 

There two main types of promotion flags: banners and pole flags.

A banners is a flag secured on two or more ends.

It is set up in such a way that maximizes the visibility of the flag.

Banners are ideal for containing information about the event.

It can include the name of the event, date, location, contact, and other types of information.

In the case of a discount promotion, the banner can contain the information on how much exactly products or services are being discounted for.

 

Pole flags, as the name implies, are affixed and flown on poles.

The flag flying through the air is very eye-catching.

It can arouse the curiosity of passersby, encouraging them to check out the event.

It also gives the event a more festive feel which makes it more attractive.

 

Banners and pole flags are ideally used together.

The banners are placed at locations farther from the event and should help direct people towards the event location.

The pole flags are placed inside or the vicinity of the even.

Small Business and Advertising

Small Business and AdvertisingAdvertising for small businesses can come in different forms, from websites and internet ads to advertising flags being flown on a flagpole.

 

The purpose of advertising is to introduce businesses to potential customers. Effective advertising can greatly affect the success of small businesses. Small businesses do not have the funds to carry out expensive elaborate advertising campaigns. Small business owners or managers must explore different methods of advertising.

 

Advertisements must be clear and concise regardless of the methods used. The advertising tools must also be attractive in order to appeal to the target consumers and to ignite their interests to the products or services being offered by the business.

 

A huge part of the population have internet access and take advantage of the information available from the world wide web. The technology has advanced so much that people can perform various tasks without leaving their homes. People can do their shopping or hire services from the comfort of their home. That is why it pays a lot for small businesses to create an online presence. Creating a website and performing internet and social media ad campaigns are currently one of the most cost-efficient methods of advertising.

 

The impact of online advertising does not mean that businesses can or should forego local advertisements. The yellow pages and local newspapers remain one of the best methods for reaching out to the local clientele. Some successful small business send brochures and invites to customers to try out their products or services. Advertising flags flying energetically in the air remain an affordable yet very effective method of getting the attention of people.

Flags For Windy Places

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Strong winds can sweep flagpoles away. In windy places, it is very hard to feel confident with cheap residential flagpole kits. The flagpoles and other flag accessories included in such kits cannot withstand the amount of force generated when powerful winds strike the flags. A falling flagpole is very dangerous. It can injure people and damage properties.

 

The flags for windy places must have strong flagpoles and properly-built foundations, and have the proper size and fabric. A flagpole must be made to withstand the wind and elements. Commercial aluminum and fiberglass flagpoles are best suited for locations with harsh weather conditions. The pole must have a thick wall for maximum durability while still having enough flexibility to absorb the forces generated by strong winds.

 

The flagpole must be secured on a foundation. There are different kinds of foundations used for flags. A deep cement foundation is most suitable for windy places. In places where freak winds are normal, the best option is to have a removable flagpole.

 

Other flag accessories like pulleys and halyards must be rated to withstand the forced generated by the wind and elements like heat and rain.

 

Small-sized flags are best for windy places since they catch lesser wind. A loosely knitted fabric that allows most of the wind to pass through further lessen the impact of the wind. The only issue with this kind of fabric is that it does not fly freely when winds are weak. So there you go, some of the basics for flags for windy places.

Advertising Methods for Small Businesses

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The financial limitations of small businesses makes it necessary to search for advertising methods that are effective in reaching out to potential customers while being affordable. A good advertising plan is one that is able to connect the business with people that needs their products or services. It is not all about the raw number of audience. A local business has very little benefit from national or global campaigns. Why spend thousands for a national advertising campaign when the business is only able to serve the city or municipality? Why spend for a television commercial when a simple fabric on a flagpole is just as effective with getting in touch with the target market?

Advertising methods for small business have to be precise as to not waste resources. The internet offers both the ability for wide-reaching and precision advertising. There are internet marketing specialists that can increase the traffic to websites or online stores of businesses. There are online trading communities that help buyers and sellers connect with each other. There are websites that invites businesses to advertise on their pages for reasonable prices.

Another method of advertising for small businesses that is becoming quite popular due to its effectiveness is ambient advertising.  With ambient advertising, the logo or message of the business is placed in the environment in such a way that it matches with and enhances the surroundings. This can include sidewalk painting, flag accessories, sculptures and colorful additions to buildings. Ambient advertising is non-intrusive and subtle and can help businesses overcome advertising resistance from the public who are fed up with traditional advertising methods trying to force into their mind.

Flagpole Height

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Whether it is for advertising or ornament, flags must be properly and safely installed so that injuries and damage to properties are avoided. Before starting with the installation, it is important to determine the ideal height for the flagpole.

The ideal height and thickness of the flagpole depends on the available space or type of property, the size of the flag, and its purpose. Businesses that want to draw the attention of people want large eye-catching flags. Others just want to enjoy the sight of a flag flying energetically in the air.

Every flagpole is rated to withstand a certain amount of force generated by the flying flag. The size of the flag is directly proportional to the generated force. This means that a large flag will require a thicker flagpole in order to withstand the force generated by the flag. A large flag will have to be flown high in order to achieve maximum effect and also to prevent it from coming in contact with other structures and objects. The longer the flagpoles and the larger the flags, the heavier or deeper the cement foundations must be to prevent it from toppling over.

Small flags are normally flown at lower heights. Flying them high doesn’t make a lot of sense since their size makes them difficult to see and become simply unremarkable.