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.

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Flags For Budget-Friendly Advertising

advertising flagsInnovations like the internet and smart phones have changed the way businesses go about with advertising. These technologies are spawning various methods of reaching out to potential customers. But advertising through these new media can be too expensive and its ability to reach wider audience is often of little benefit for small businesses that operate locally. When it comes to budget-friendly advertising, the best options are the conventional forms of advertising.

Advertising flags are one of the best when it comes to budget-friendly advertising. They are cheap and very simple to implement. Advertising flags come in different forms that are used depending on locations. In places with vacant spaces, flags can be flown on top of flagpoles to catch the attention of people. In cities, banners can be installed on walls or across alleys.

A business can perform an advertising campaign centered around flags with only a few steps. The first one is to come up with the flag design. This is fairly easy, especially if the business already has a logo or theme. The next step would be to find the best locations in which to install the flags. The third step is to obtain the necessary permits from authorities to allow the installation of flags. The fourth and last step is the installation. The process is made even easier by companies that offer complete services from the design and production to the installation of flags.

Eye-Catching Advertising

A business can have the best tasting food and freshest produce, the best automotive service or the widest range of hardware, but very little good can come from it if the products and services are not properly advertised. Advertising is all about influencing the purchasing decision of the target market. In order to accomplish this, it must first be able to catch the attention of the people.

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There are many methods of advertising with varying costs and scopes suitable to the size of the business and its target market. Eye-catching advertising is all about urging potential shoppers to stop and visit a specific store. It is meant for small businesses like stores and service centers that target local consumers.

An eye-catching advertising serves similar purpose to guide signs. It catches the attention of potential customers and then directs them towards the business. Flags are some of the most commonly used tools for this kind of advertising. A flag flying energetically in the air is guaranteed to get the attention of people all around.

A special kind of flag called a pennant has a tapered shape and is meant to suggest  that an important event is happening. It can be used to inform people that there is a massive sale event that is going on. Other forms of eye-catching advertising are banners that are designed to appeal to certain groups of people. Some businesses sponsor live performances in front of their stores to help gather people.

Banner Visors

Among advertising tools, banners are one of the most cost-effective. Despite the transformation that is happening with the popular media, these simple advertising tools remain widely-used by numerous businesses, both big and small. Commonly viewed as traditional advertising, there is also an innovation that is happening with advertising banners. Unlike a flag being flown on top of a flagpole which is purely ornamental, certain banner designs and structures offer a multitude of functionality.

Banner Visors

An increasing number of business establishments are using banners as visors to control the amount of sunlight and heat that enter through the popular massive glass windows in front of the building. This is by no means a groundbreaking idea. However, the banners are affordable alternative to the expensive window blinds and other types of covering for opening or closing facade, while also acting as advertising tools.

Unlike blinds can be difficult to clean due to the number slats and have adjusting mechanisms that are prone to snagging or getting stuck, banner visors are very easy to maintain and adjust.

And because of its affordability, businesses can afford to have different colors of banners that they can use depending on the season. During the hot summer season, a more opaque banner visor can be used to minimize the amount of heat that gets into the establishment, minimizing air conditioning cost. The lower power consumption of the air conditioning system not only benefits the business but also the environment.

Standing a Flagpole

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.
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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.

Installing Advertising Flags and Banners

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.

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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.

Basics of Flagging

Flags are tools of expression. It is most commonly used to express national or organizational pride. In the field of marketing, flags are viewed as important advertising tools. Flags come in various forms and sizes. The activity of flying flags is known as flagging. There are basic information you must know about flagging.

Some places require individuals or groups to meet requirements and have permits before flying a flag. This is mainly due to the fact that improper setup of a flag can lead to accidents or injuries. A flag that touches a live wire can cause the electrocute anyone unfortunate to touch the pole below. Another reason is to maintain the aesthetics of an area. Some flags are too big or have very poor design and can affect the appearance of certain locations. There are also laws that punishes those who disrespectfully display nation flags.

Size is a serious consideration when flying a flag. Bigger flags catches more wind. The forces from high-speed winds can be very damaging to the flag fabric. This means that as the size of the flag increases, it is also more prone to damage.

Speaking of fabrics, flags come in different kinds of material. The most commonly used fabrics for flags are cotton, nylon and polyester. Each one of these materials have advantages and disadvantages. Some are more resistant to moisture or wind while others are able to retain their color despite prolonged exposure to sun.