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Tips for Safely Flying Flags This Winter

Tips for Safely Flying Flags This Winter

Many flag owners think they cannot display their flag during the wintertime. While the harsh environments in winter can be taxing on a flag, it is possible to fly your flag all year long. However, you will need to take precautions to ensure your flag does not become damaged from all the snow, sleet, and freezing rain winter has to offer.

Follow these tips to ensure your flag stays pristine all winter long.

  1. Proper Installation - The longevity of your flag begins with proper installation. A flag that is not correctly installed is more likely to become damaged. For the best results, you should have your flagpole professionally installed. Reach out to us for the best flagpole installation Charlottesville, VA offers.
  2. Material Choice - Nylon fabric is the standard for most flags, but it might not be the best choice for cold winters. A two-ply polyester flag provides twice the bulk of nylon, making it much more suited for snow and cold, blustery weather.
  3. Inspect Flagpoles Regularly - The flag is not the only thing that may become damaged during the winter. Your flagpole can also experience adverse reactions to the cold climate. Make sure you inspect all parts of your flagpole regularly. Any parts that become damaged should be replaced immediately to avoid further issues.

If you were reluctant to purchase a flag because you live in an area with harsh winters, you don't have to be. You can proudly display your flag through all four seasons with a few simple steps.

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