For many people, the American flag represents strength, hope, and paying homage to those who’ve sacrificed for our freedom. Anyone who values the American Flag highly should consider installing a 20 foot flag pole in their yard.
Of course, owning a house flagpole does not obligate you to fly the American flag. There are people who enjoy displaying flags that give the nod to their favorite sports teams or to honor an industry, such as firefighters or police officers.
You may wonder where to find a heavy-duty 20 foot flag pole that can withstand wind. At Flagpole Farm, we offer the Titan Telescoping Flagpole Kit. This flagpole comes in three different colors and typically ships within 24-28 hours.
The 20 foot pole has a wind rating of 95 mph, helping ease your concerns about the wind.
Now that you know wind won’t be an issue when you choose your flagpole from Flagpole Farm. Let’s look at how your new flagpole can benefit your yard.
What Benefits Will a Flagpole Provide to My Yard?
Installing a flagpole in your yard brings attention to your space and makes you and your yard visible to others around you.
Knowing what you wish to attract is necessary to comprehend the value a flagpole offers to your yard. Are you hoping to raise the neighborhood’s level of admiration for your lawn?
A flagpole is a tall structure that is clearly visible to onlookers. Beyond increasing your home’s curb appeal, flagpoles convey pride in your property and yard.
There is a sensory plus for some as well. Sitting on your back deck and listening to the wind rustle the flag on your heavy-duty 20 foot flag pole has a calming effect.
Where Should You Install Your New 20 Foot Flag Pole?
You can typically find a good spot for a flagpole in most yards. When picking your site, there are a few things to avoid.
First and foremost, you should stay away from utility lines. Some of these may be hidden in the ground of your yard. In order to find these buried lines, it’s necessary to call utility companies so they can mark where they’re located for you.
It’s a good idea to have a few areas picked out in case your most desired position isn’t possible.
You also need to consider what attention you want to draw to your 20 foot flag pole. As stated above, your flagpole can say quite a few things about you. If you’re installing it in memory of a loved one, you may want it in the more private area of the backyard so you can focus on it in times of reverence.
If your reasoning for installation is more about pride in your yard and the flag you’re waving, you might want to install it in the front yard.
Knowing where a flagpole stands with respect to trees or the side of a house is also crucial. Your flag will be more likely to be caught in the wind if the flagpole is placed too close to nearby objects. This has a significant impact on your flag’s longevity.
Lastly, if you live in an HOA, it’s best practice to contact a board member to find out if there’s any specifications for flagpole placement in the neighborhood.
What Should Your Heavy-Duty 20 Foot Flag Pole Be Made of?
There are many popular flagpole materials such as steel, aluminum, fiberglass, or wood. Although the material you should go with depends on your needs, where you live, and your budget, some are more durable than others.
For example, the Titan Telescoping Flagpole is made of high-strength 6105-T5 anodized aluminum tubes which make it a very durable and therefore, popular choice amongst flagpole owners.
The Titans patented interlocking sleeves makes it easy to extend and retract the pole and gives the joint a lot of stability. The kit also utilizes swivel ring clips that enable your flags to fly freely around the pole.
This is far more desirable than a pole that utilizes a halyard rope which is prone to getting tangled or wrapped up.
What Distinguishes a 20′ Flagpole from a 20’LT Flagpole?
Titan Telescoping Kits come in three sizes which all include the same parts and accessories. However, there are slight differences between the 20’ and 20’ LP flagpole.
20′ – Installed height is 20′. It is rated for 95 mph winds. The base is 3.0″ in diameter, with a 12- gauge wall thickness. It is a 4-section pole (3 joints). The pole comes with a premium 4’x6′ Nylon US Flag.
20’LT – Installed height is 18.5′. It is rated for 75 mph winds. The base is 2.5″ in diameter, with a 14- gauge wall thickness. It is a 3-section pole (2 joints). The pole comes with a premium 3’x5′ Nylon US Flag. The LT is an abbreviation for light duty.
Choosing a Complementary Flag Size
Different sizes of flags need different poles based on their height and how strong they are. This is because
As a general rule of thumb, your flagpole must be at least twice as tall as the length of the flag that will be flying from it. However, by using a simple math equation you can determine what size of flag will best compliment your flagpole.
A 20 foot flag pole can only safely fly a flag that is four by six feet in size. Here are some additional examples:
· Flag size of 6ft by 10ft will need a 30ft flagpole
· Flag size of 8ft by 12ft will need a 40ft flagpole
· Flag size of 15ft by 25ft will need a 70ft flagpole
If you have questions, consult with a representative from the company you purchased your telescoping flagpole from!
Where to Find Your Heavy Duty Flagpole?
Taking wind into consideration before you purchase your heavy-duty 20 foot flag pole is essential. You want to make sure that your flagpole can withstand weather conditions that might arise.
To get the best 20 foot flag pole on the market, visit Flagpole Farm’s website today!
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