Flag Maintenance

Union Jack and St George Flag

Flags in wind and rainy conditions

We recommend that you don't fly flags in strong winds, please note that if it is windy at ground level it will be a great deal worse at the top of your flag pole, heavy rain combined with strong winds are the worst conditions for a flag, as the rain increases the weight of the flag and then in turn when the wind gusts there is a huge increase of force against the flag pole and halyard, prolonged use in these weather conditions will cause damage to your new flags. You should never fly any flags in force 7 or above weather conditions, if you buy flagpole with an external halyard it is advised to wrap the halyard around the flagpole once to prevent the clanking sound one the side of the flagpole, if your flag pole has an internal halyard system there is no need for this as the ropes run inside the flag pole. We recommend that when you buy flags, you buy them in pairs as it is very difficult to predict the life expectancy of a flag due to climatic conditions and the number of hours you fly your flag from your flag pole, flags are often used as an act of courtesy or promotion, and for this reason we recommend you buy flags in pairs so when one needs a wash or repair you can use your spare, so not losing the ability to fly your flags.

Flag washing and repair

Flags can be washed in a regular household washing machine with normal detergents, please note some flags may need to be washed prior to flying to remove any residue inks this is very quick and simple. All hand sewn flags will need to be ironed after washing to achieve the best effect. If the end of the flag is beginning to fray either call our sales team to arrange a repair or you can cut the frayed section off and reinforce and re-hem the flag, to extend the life span of your flag. Pollution and ultra violet can cause in time the white areas of your flag to go a greyish colour colour and in time cause the vibrant colours to fade.

Flags are an inexpensive and excellent promotional tool so please feel free to call our sales team with your requirements.

Flying flags half mast means the flag is flown a third of the way down the flagpole from the top, with at least the height of the flag between the top of the flag and the top of the flagpole.

On poles that are more than 45° from the vertical, flags cannot be flown at half-mast and should not be flown at all.

The Union Jack Flag must be flown the correct way up - in the half of the flag nearest the flagpole, the wider diagonal white stripe must be above the red diagonal stripe.‚Äč

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