Last Updated on December 12, 2021 by azamqasim
Every flagpole installation is different. Choosing the right flag pole for your home, and the flag to put on it can be a difficult decision. You want something that will stand out in your yard and represent you well when you fly it high in the sky.
However, what if you don’t know where to start? In this article, we’re going to share some creative ways of dealing with flagpole installations that might help make things easier for you.
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Hire Someone to Do the Work for You
If flag pole installation isn’t something you feel comfortable with, or if time is a factor and the flagpole doesn’t need to be raised very often (less than once every few months), then hiring someone else may be your best bet.
The simplest way to find the right flag company for you is by searching online. You can also see what other people are saying about their experience with them after they’ve finished doing business together.
If their service was good enough that others would recommend them, chances are it will work out well for you too. Keep in mind that it’s always better safe than sorry so make sure to do some research before committing yourself to anything.
Another option could even be asking around and seeing if anyone you know and trust would be okay with recommending flagpole installation companies they might have used before.
If it’s a company that has been around for some time, there is probably someone in your circle of friends or family who will tell you about their experience dealing with them.
Pick the Right Flagpole Installation Spot at Your Home
There is a flagpole installation spot in your yard that has been waiting for you to come along and find it.
It might be difficult at first, but if you look hard enough, the perfect flag pole location will present itself sooner than later.
You want to pick somewhere where there’s plenty of room so that when anyone sees the flag flying high in the sky they’ll know exactly what it represents.
You also don’t need anything distracting happening behind or below it because all eyes should be on the flagpole and flag during this time.
Besides these two factors, think about how much sun exposure your flag gets throughout any given day.
Do you get more morning light or evening? Will rain runoff from nearby trees damage either the flag or flagpole? Do you want to place it somewhere that’s visible from the street in front of your home, so people can see it as they drive by?
Follow the Americal Flag Etiquette
Once the flagpole is up and your flag of choice has been installed, you’ll want to make sure that it’s flown correctly.
The reason for this is simple. If you don’t follow flag etiquette then chances are people will think less of what the flag represents or who it belongs to (your family).
If someone doesn’t know any better they might assume things about you based on how your flag looks when flying high in the sky.
You wouldn’t like that one bit, right? Therefore, do yourself a favor and learn more about proper flag etiquette before doing anything else with your home flag pole installation.
Fly the Flag from Sunrise to Sunset
You might be wondering if flag etiquette requires that you fly the flag from sunrise to sunset.
It does, and here’s why: When your flag is flying in the sky it means something specific to anyone who sees it at any given time of day or night. It says a lot about whoever owns the house where it sits on top of their flagpole installation.
That being said, there are some cases when someone may choose not to follow flag rules for certain reasons (for example, during inclement weather).
In this case, they would let people know ahead of time by placing a message outside pointing out what will happen next instead of making an assumption based on how things look from afar.
Check the References of the Installation Company
The flagpole installation company you choose should be able to provide a list of references that they’ve worked with before.
If not, then ask them if any of their friends would be okay with recommending flag companies they may have used in the past for putting up home flagpoles.
In some cases when someone goes through an experience dealing with flag installers who were less than professional or didn’t follow flag etiquette rules it can cause tension in certain situations where one’s personal property gets damaged in the process (flag, pole, etc).
When this happens and no reference is available from anyone your best bet would either be going online and reading reviews about how others have dealt with such issues themselves or asking people close by what flag companies they use themselves.
Ask Plenty of Questions to the Installer About Their Flagpole Installation Process
Once flag etiquette is on your mind then you’ll want to ensure that flag installers are just as knowledgeable about flag rules and regulations.
The more questions they can answer with ease the better because it means less of a chance for something bad happening down the road involving people’s personal property, etc.
Ask them how long their flagpoles take to arrive once ordered? How much does it cost in total (installation fee + purchasing price)? What kinds of maintenance do they recommend so everything looks its best all year round?
Are there any special tools needed when putting up flag poles at home yourself instead of having someone else handle this part entirely?
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Set a Budget for Flagpole Installations
The flag pole company you hire should know what kind of budget they need to work within.
Just like anyone else who is looking for a home flag pole, flag installers want to make sure that the amount set aside (price + additional fees such as shipping and handling) fits into your household income without making you take out an unnecessary loan or incur more debt than necessary.
Ready to Get Started?
As you can see, planning flagpole installations takes a lot of consideration. To learn more about this subject, continue reading our blog for more helpful articles.