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 a flagpole with an external halyard it is advised to wrap the halyard around the flagpole once to prevent a clanking sound, if your flagpole has an internal halyard system there is no need for this as the ropes run inside the flagpole.
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 flagpole, 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 re-hem the flag to extend the life span of your flag. Pollution and ultra violet can cause the white areas of your flag to go a greyish 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.
At Flagpole Express we travel the length and breadth of the country carrying out maintenance repairs on flagpoles and flags, our team of engineers can quickly service, repair or install new flags, if you require a site visit or an annual safety reports on existing flagpoles please feel free to call one of our sales team for a no obligation quote.
We can provide a regular flagpole maintenance service; many people have their flagpoles installed and then forget to arrange for regular maintenance. Our poles are manufactured from the highest quality materials but if you want to achieve the longest life span out of your flagpole it is wise to arrange routine maintenance on a regular cycle. We can help you just call one of our sales team on the number above,
When you buy flags it is important to take care of your flags. Just like when you buy flagpoles a maintenance program is vital to get the best life span from your purchase.