While flag pole might not be common outside every house, they can be very useful if you want to express your love for the country and fly a flag that represents your beliefs. Flagpoles are classified into three different categories: commercial, residential, and telescopic.
While residential flagpoles may not be as small as commercial ones, they can withstand higher wind speeds than commercial ones. They can span from six to 35 feet. Keep in mind that taller poles are less susceptible to strong winds. Flagpoles used for commercial purposes usually have a single section. This makes them more sturdy. Most flagpoles are made to withstand high winds. Telescopic poles are adjustable, meaning they can be raised and lowered. This comes at a cost, however. Telescopic poles are weaker under wind gusts.
What to look out for in a pole
It all depends on how high you think a pole should be. More sections means weaker points. Imagine a gutter system. Sectional varieties can leak. The same principle applies for flagpoles, except that instead of water it’s wind.
Next is the halyard system. This allows flags to raise and lower themselves. An external halyard is designed to place the rig on the pole. While an internal system has it built, the rig can be found inside the pole. While both are useful, an internal system is better for poles that will be placed in areas susceptible to vandalism.
Wall-mount, in-ground, and nautical
The next concern is in-ground, wallmount, and nautical poles. Although most poles are in ground, you can opt for wall-mounted versions if you have smaller flags or have less space. These are great for advertising and urban gardening. The nautical poles are for docksides and harbors. Multiple flags may be flown from one pole.