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.