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Top Reasons to Avoid D.I.Y. Flagpole Installation

Top Reasons to Avoid D.I.Y. Flagpole Installation

Once you've found the perfect flag for your home, proper installation is essential. The right installation prolongs the lifespan of your flag and pole. Many individuals choose to install their flagpoles themselves to save money. However, many mistakes can occur with choosing to D.I.Y. flagpole installation. Give us a call for the best professional flagpole installation Richmond, VA offers.

Common D.I.Y. Flagpole Installation Mistakes:

Incomplete Parts - Most flagpoles are more than one piece. They often come with a collar, fastenings, pulleys, a cleat, and other important components. The flagpole will not install properly if any parts are missing.

Location - Installing your pole in a poor location can cause damage to the pole, your flag, and the surrounding area. A flagpole can cause damage to trees, structures, or power lines when installed too closely. This issue is especially prevalent in windy areas.

Wobbly Base - Keeping a flagpole upright takes more than simply digging a hole and placing it in the ground. You need to fill the hole with enough cement to form a block when set. If you do not do this, you'll have a wobbly base and will be in danger of the pole toppling over, which can become a huge liability.

Incorrect Pole - You want to ensure that your pole is strong enough to withstand the elements of its environment. For example, a flag installed in an open area will be subject to heavy winds, so a heavy-duty one-piece design will work best.

The best way to avoid these mistakes is to have your flagpole professionally installed. We offer the best flagpole installation Richmond, VA has to offer.

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