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.
Advertising flags and banners are one of the simplest, most affordable and effective methods of getting attention to your business. You simply have to install it in certain strategic locations and then leave it. It will do the job of getting attention and providing important information to potential customers.
There is a difference between an advertising flag and a banner in terms of function. A flag is mainly used for drawing attention while banners are for providing information. This is due to the fact that flags are usually installed on top of flagpoles and are constantly flying in the air. The constant movement which is quite eye-catching also makes any inscription illegible. A banner is less attention-grabbing but can contain valuable information such as promotions or contact details for your business. Banners can be placed in sidewalks or outside your store or office using stands.
Between these two advertising tools , flags are more difficult to install. A concrete foundation is usually needed in order to provide sturdy support to the flagpole. A weak foundation can lead to the flagpole falling over during very strong winds. Some foundations are buried into the ground to provide anchor while others remain above ground with only the weight keeping the pole standing.
Banners are usually displayed using movable stands. Its installation only requires attaching the banner to the stand and placing it in the desired location. A downside to this is that it can be easily vandalized. Some large banners are installed on large vacant building walls using metal frames.
The quality of products or services is the most important component of a business. This is what keeps customers happy and always returning for more business. This is also the reason why some new businesses struggle.
The current economic condition makes it quite difficult for a small business to survive a slow start. The fact that the business is new means that the quality of its products and services are yet to be recognized by many. Business dealings will be sporadic and might not be enough to make the business running.
The promotion is just as important as the quality of products and services for a new business. If successfully done, it can speed up the process of gaining return customers that are key to the success of any business.
There are different methods for promotion. Traditional media such as newspapers, local radio and television are quite effective for targeting certain locations. These can also be quite expensive and not suited for smaller businesses. The internet is a good and budget-friendly way to promote the business if you are savvy enough for it. With the internet becoming a part of everyday life for most people, it also becomes one of the most effective ways to connect with your target customers. But as mentioned, you need to have enough knowledge. Even then, it will also eat up a lot of your time, something that most owners of new businesses just does not have plenty of.
Sometimes, the most effective way to promote a business is simply by trying to get the attention of people in the immediate vicinity of your business. A strategically-placed billboard can be quite effective in helping you get customers. High-rise flags using flagpoles on cement foundations can also arouse the curiosity of passerby.
Budget-friendly promotion is all about creativity. Anything works as long as it fits the budget and is able to get significant attention to your business.
The flag signifies the unity and the struggle of our ancestors that paved the way into the formation of our country in which we are happily living life. It is only apt that the flag be treated with respect and taken care of.
By properly taking care of a flag, you not only show your respect but it also prolong its life. So what do you do to take care of it?
Avoid exposing your flag to harsh weather conditions. Strong winds will whip your flag causing it to contract and expand which weakens the fabric. Rain has much the same effect, as the fabric tends to expand and get heavy with water weight and contract upon drying. If your flag does get wet, take it down to dry. Drying your flag on a flat surface helps it retain its shape. If it is allowed to dry on the pole it may stretch the material due to the weight of being wet.
Remove dirt and contaminants that may lodge in the material. You can clean your flag by washing it in warm water and mild detergent. It is best to hand wash your flag as you do not want to let it sit in wash water, which may cause color run on the white stripes. If you are uncomfortable hand washing your flag most dry cleaners usually offer discounts for cleaning the American flag.
Set your pole or cement foundation from structures or trees that can catch the end of the flag. This can cause tearing. If you see a sign of tear, perform the proper repair before flying the flag once again.