What Are Heavy Duty Flagpoles?

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If you’re the type of person who looks at every purchase like an investment, then you most likely want the one and done option, no matter what you are buying. Whether it’s a pair of boots, a powertool for your workshop, or a home appliance, you’re going to find the best bang for your buck and get yourself a product that lasts for years or even a lifetime.

The same goes if you’re looking for a home for Old Glory – you want a heavy duty flagpole that lets fly your colors proudly.

What Should I Look for in a Heavy Duty Flagpole?

So what do we mean when we say heavy duty flag pole? Let’s take a look at some of the features you should search for when purchasing a sturdy flag post.

Heavy Duty Materials

Even though your heavy duty flag pole is made from heavy duty materials, that doesn’t mean that they need to be heavy. Although flagpoles made from materials like steel or even stainless steel can stand the test of time, these kinds of heavy duty flagpoles can be weak or even dangerous if they are not properly installed.

Because of their extra weight, flag poles made from these kinds of materials will require a much heavier and deeper concrete footing than some of the lighter weight counterparts. Today, heavy duty flag poles are made from aluminum, which has a much higher strength to weight ratio than steel.

What this means for aluminum heavy duty flag poles is that a slightly thicker-gauge wall creates a pole that is strong enough to stand up to strong winds while staying significantly lighter than steel. Another added benefit of aluminum is that it does not oxidize, even when bare metal is exposed to the elements.

Having a corrosion resistant heavy duty flag pole means that your flag pole will stand longer. Furthermore, it will require little-to-no maintenance for years at a time.

Your new heavy duty flag pole will also contain some plastic parts, but these are no cause for concern. All plastic replacement parts for your heavy duty flag pole are made of durable polymers that can withstand extreme temperature variations during both summer and winter.

Keep in mind that you will need to replace some of these parts every three years or so, but this is a simple process anyone can do at home with a few basic tools. And when you consider the effort that goes into taking down a steel flag pole to remove rust spots and repaint it, your aluminum heavy duty flag pole is still the obvious winner when it comes to maintenance.

Strong Finish

Your new heavy duty flag pole also comes with a strong anodized finish that will outlast any type of painted finish. Since the anodizing process chemically binds the coating to the aluminum’s surface, it is extremely difficult to remove.

Ordinary paints and even powder coated paints will begin to crack and flake when they are exposed to direct sunlight over an extended period of time. On the other hand, an anodized finish keeps its appearance for years without needing to be touched up.

An anodized finish is perfect for any climate as well because it doesn’t fade or tarnish. When purchasing your heavy duty flag pole, you can choose from a silver, light bronze, or black bronze finish.

Strong Joints

Strong joints are one of the most important aspects of your heavy duty flag pole because these allow your flag pole to stand up to strong winds all year round. You can expect your heavy duty flag pole to safely withstand winds from 75 to 95 miles per hour, depending on the model.

Heavy duty flag poles are made from three or four separate pieces (depending on the height you choose.) Therefore allowing them to be extended and collapsed for installation and storage. When extending these pieces, lock them into place using sturdy joints made from high quality materials.

Your heavy duty flag pole includes sturdy interlocking sleeves that support the weight of each section. These create a snug fit to keep each section of your flag pole secured tightly inside the next section. Plus, they are simple to engage and disengage.

When your interlocking sleeves are engaged, it will be impossible for your flag pole to collapse.

Ease of Use

Just because your flag pole is heavy duty, doesn’t mean that setting it up and taking it down needs to be a heavy duty. As we mentioned before, your heavy duty flag pole is made from separate “telescoping” sections that can easily extend and retract.

Once your heavy duty flag pole is in its concrete base, you can effortlessly lift and lock each section into place. You can do so by engaging each set of interlocking sleeves. Once each section is extended to its full height, give it a gentle twist to the right, and you should feel the sleeves slide into their interlocking position.

Whenever you need to disassemble your heavy duty flag pole, whether it’s for maintenance or storage, simply follow the installation steps in reverse.


Another feature you might be looking for in your heavy duty flag pole is the ability to customize it with extra accessories. For example, a solar powered LED lights to show off your flag at night or decorative ornaments such as ball toppers.

Heavy Duty Flag Poles from Titan Flagpole Farm

When we say heavy duty, what we mean is a high quality flagpole that is easy to use and will last for years to come. We believe that quality is the foundation for any successful business, which is why we strive to make our brand name synonymous with the word.

All of our heavy duty flag poles, accessories, and american flags are made right here in the USA. why would you want an american flag or flag pole made anywhere else? We stick to traditional American values, like hard work, personal agency, and constant improvement. This is why we hold ourselves to the highest standards that one would expect from American manufacturing.

With Titan Telescoping Flagpole Kit from Flagpole Farm, you know you are getting a high quality, American made product that is fitting for the flag it flies. Click here to check out our heavy duty flag poles!

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