Did you know that five American flags are flying continuously on the moon? Those are some sturdy flag poles!
If you’re keen on showing patriotism like our former NASA astronauts and proudly displaying the American flag on your property, you need to know which style to buy. For many American households, installing an enormous traditional flagpole just isn’t feasible.
That’s where wall-mounted flagpoles come in. These poles are easy to install and care for, more discreet, and often retractable—called a telescoping pole. Some are even mobile, meaning you can take them down and put them up as needed.
It’s essential to purchase the most durable flagpole design you can afford. Read on to learn what to look for before you buy.
What Are the Flag Guidelines in Your Municipality?
Before you even consider the most durable types of flagpoles, read your town or city guidelines and your HOA regulations (if applicable) regarding flagpole installation.
There might be rules around when you can fly a flag, what material the pole or flag is made of, and building codes. However, installing a house-mounted flagpole won’t be a problem in most areas. They’re unlikely to block anyone’s view and don’t require a building permit.
Familiarize yourself with general flag etiquette, too. Knowing how to take care of and fly an American flag is vital if you want to get the most out of your new flagpole.
What’s Your Budget?
One crucial factor regulating the durability of your flagpole is determining what a strong flagpole costs.
Fortunately, if you choose the right brand you’re sure to get a quality flagpole without sacrificing strength.
Generally, you can expect wall-mounted flagpoles to range anywhere from $75 for a spinning pole set to $199 for a top-of-the-line kit like the Titan Outrigger.
Remember also to consider the cost of installation (if you’re hiring a professional), the flag itself, and any add-ons or custom features you want when calculating your total budget.
What Is the Flagpole Made Of?
When buying a flagpole for durability, you need to familiarize yourself with flagpole materials.
Materials commonly used to craft wall-mounted flagpoles include:
- Plastic (PVC)
- Stainless steel
For example, the “Made in the USA” Titan Outrigger Kit is crafted from a combination of rust-resistant powder-coated aluminum and stainless steel parts.
Check, too, whether any flagpole you’re considering comes with a warranty or a guarantee. House-mounted flagpoles aren’t as vulnerable to damage as free-standing flagpoles, but they can still suffer from manufacturing defects or other issues.
Where Will You Mount Your Flagpole?
Choose a wall on your home or business that’s free from obstructions like trees, tall shrubbery, or built obstructions. These will block the view of the flag from the road. And in a storm, they could fall on and damage your flagpole.
Don’t install the flagpole too low to the ground, either. You don’t want to fly a flag that’s dragging in the dirt!
Knowing where you’re going to mount your flagpole will also help you decide on materials, length, style, and price. If you need some inspiration on how best to mount your flagpole, browse photos of wall-mounted flagpoles online.
What’s Your Local Climate Like?
The durability of a flagpole depends a lot on the weather conditions it’s subjected to.
Mountainous areas are windy, requiring a flagpole with a high wind speed tolerance. Coastal areas boast corrosive salt air, meaning you must choose a flagpole made from rust-proof material.
Some states are prone to damaging natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes. You might want to consider a telescoping house-mounted flagpole in these areas since it can collapse or even be removed from the wall altogether.
Do You Care About Aesthetics?
What you hang your US flag on should look good, right? We think so! Pay as much attention to the quality of the flag as the aesthetics.
The most durable finishes are brushed, anodized, or powder-coated—typically on aluminum poles. These finishes are created using a chemical reaction, so they’re diamond-tough. They won’t ding, fade, rust, or scratch over time.
Plus, anodized aluminum comes in various colors—from understated silver to traditional bronze.
How Is the Flagpole Shipped?
There’s nothing worse than receiving a package you’ve been waiting for excitedly only to open the box, and the product inside is already damaged.
If you want to ensure your brand new wall-mounted flagpole arrives in one piece, ask the supplier about their shipping practices. Some questions to consider include:
- Do they take their poles apart for shipping?
- What do they use to protect the various parts?
- Which shipping company do they use?
- Do they offer any guarantees on shipping?
If you’re concerned by any of the answers you receive, shop elsewhere for your flagpole.
Wall-Mounted Flagpoles for Proudly American Homes
Wall-mounted flagpoles are ideal for homeowners looking for a low-maintenance, easy-install option to display their precious American flag proudly.
They’re perfect for those who want to only raise the flag on certain special days, like the 4th of July, or showcase their patriotism year-round. Just be sure to look for a flag made from sturdy, corrosion-resistant materials, is of the length you need, and can withstand your local weather conditions.
Browse Flagpole Farm’s selection of durable house-mounted flagpoles and select your new flagpole today. Our quality products are guaranteed “Made in the USA” and can be shipped anywhere in the country.
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