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Flags and Flag Poles

Flags are materials, basically pieces of cloths that are designed and used as symbols by countries and institutions around the world. These flags can be used on official ceremonies or displayed at home. Businesses can also be represented by personal business flags.
There are two classifications of flags, official flags and personal flags. With official flags, they refer to flags that are flown by countries and institutions whereas personal flags can be designed by an individual for their own personal use.

What material is used in making flags?
Flags are made from different materials. These materials are usually polyester, cotton and nylon. Though, nylon has been used vastly that the other two, making it a more popular material to use in making flags.
Cotton on the other hand is also a great material in making flags but is usually heavier than the rest and also catches stains easily. It is easy to note that all the materials are washable and can be even be ironed with home appliances, though with low heat.

Moreover, the purpose of the flag will determine the kind of material to be used in the making. For official flags, nylon and polyester which resembles canvas is preferred because they last longer and can stand all kinds of weather effects.
Unlike the official flags, indoor and personal flags can use either cotton or wool because they do not need to be flown outside in different weather conditions.

Flag poles
Flag pole is the frame or pole that is used to fly the flag. Flagpoles can be made in different heights and use different materials depending on where the pole will be put.
Flag poles are made from different materials but the most common are aluminum, fiberglass and steel. Aluminum is by far the most common material used to make poles. This is because it does not rust easily compared to steel and is lighter too compared to the rest. (aaneslandtre)

Aluminum flag poles are also ideal for both residential, commercial and official settings. Steel on the other hand is also used but is usually heavy and will need proper and firm assembly. They are ideal for tall flag poles due to the weight.
Fiber glass flag poles are light and resistant to adverse weather conditions too. When coated with gel, they can be very durable and maintain the fine clean condition. (

Size of the flagpole
Determining the height of the flag pole will heavily depend with the area. If the area has heavy vegetation or tall buildings, you will require a taller flagpole. Flag poles vary from 20 feet long to 60 feet long. For free spaces, 20 feet long is ideal. There are flags that are displayed in public areas and are flown quite high. Here, steel flagpoles are required due to the height of the pole which is usually up to 60 feet tall. (

A flag, especially formal and official flags, should always be erected away from shrubs and trees in order for it to be seen clearly.