The modern flags have a wide variety of uses. No longer are the flags just used as a symbol of pride or nationalism. The flags are also used as ornaments that accentuate buildings and gardens, and are also one of the most widely used traditional advertising paraphernalia. Installing a flag is a very straightforward task but it also poses certain challenges and risks. The most challenging part of flag installation has to do with the flagpole.
How difficult the task of installing a flagpole depends on the type of flagpole. There are two main types of flagpoles being used right now: the traditional pulley flagpoles that use a single-piece shaft and the telescopic flagpoles.
The greatest challenge in flag installation is standing the flagpole. The taller the pole, the more difficult it is to stand due to mechanical leverages. This makes it impossible for a single person to install the flag without using cranes or pulley systems. This is the greatest problem encountered when installing a single-piece traditional flagpole. A telescopic flagpole, on the other hand, is very easy to install. Due to its telescopic technology that allows easy extension and shortening, a flagpole that measures 10 meters when fully extended can be reduced to 3 meters when shortened. This makes it easier and faster to stand the flagpole.
Another thing to consider when installing a flag is the flagpole base. The base must be provide enough support to prevent the pole from toppling over during strong winds. The taller the pole, the sturdier the base must be. The base can be strengthened using cement foundations or through heavy-duty bolting.