Depending on the height of your flag pole, you may need to hire professional installers and often a crane is needed to lift and place a tall flagpole.
Before you purchase a flag, decide how tall you want your flag pole to be. Will a very tall flag pole be at risk from high winds? Check the average wind speed index in your area.
A very large and or heavy flag, when flown in high winds, can do damage to the pole and personal injury to your or others in the vicinity.
If you are buying an extra long flag pole, you may want to hire an engineer and or construction company to dig the hole for your flagpole and to pour the cement for the base as well as to erect the pole properly.
Choose a pole that can support the largest flag that can be flown in the highest wind speed likely to occur in your area.
Avoid putting up your flag pole in close proximity to a power line. This may seem to be an unnecessary warning however some people just donít stop to think and put themselves and others in danger and we would be remiss not to remind you of the risk.
The size of your flag pole and the weight of the flag you purchase, determines whether or not you will need a halyard and yardarm. The halyard is the rope or chain that is used to raise and lower the flag. An external halyard operates with pulleys to raise and lower the flag. An internal halyard is usually operated by a hand crank.
Check with the place you buy your flag to see if they have a crew that will do a flagpole installation. If not, can they recommend someone that can do the work.