Accidents can happen when you do things that you should not to your flagpole. These may seem commonsensical. But, surprisingly, plenty of people get injured or cause damage by doing these things.
Do not climb the flagpole. Doing so would be very dangerous. Most flagpoles are not designed to carry the weight of a full-grown adult. If there is a problem with the flag or the flagpole, call the installation company or third-party service and have them fixed it. As an added note, make sure that kids do not try to climb the flagpole. There are various flagpole designs that prevent kids from attempting to climb on them.
Do not neglect your flagpole. Make it a point to check your flagpole at least twice a year. Have problems fixed right away to prevent them from getting worse and compromising the structural condition of the pole.
Do not overload the flagpole. Flagpoles are built to withstand certain forces. Putting a larger flag than what was intended can cause the pole to bend or even break during strong winds. Also, do not put anything heavy on top of the flagpole. Pennants used to decorate the flagpoles are lightweight and specially made to account for the structural limitations of the pole.
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.
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.
Advertising 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.
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.
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.
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.