How to Buy a Flagpole

Categories:Flags
Jim Bolinger

Flagpole Purchase: Decision-Making Considerations

  1. Budget
  2. Pole Strength
    • Number of flags to be flown
    • Flag size
    • Pole height
    • Wind zone
    • Base diameter
    • Wall thickness
  3. Appearance
    • Pole
    • Surroundings
      • Building height
        • One story building – approximately 20 ft to 25 ft pole
        • Two story building – approximately 25 ft to 30 ft pole
        • These are only general “rules of thumb”
      • Landscaping
      • Open area
  4. Installation
    • dry earth
    • topography (level – flat)
    • compacted soil (not recently disturbed)
    • meets engineering specifications