Flag Buying Guide
Choosing the right U.S. flag online can be a confusing task. What kind of material is best for me, what size should I use and what kind of flag finish do I need? Many of our competitors will say their flags are Made in America when they aren’t or they don’t tell you at all if they are or they aren’t Made in America. Our company prides itself on providing the best quality U.S. flags that are made 100% in America. To be competitive we do offer a low cost Imported American flag for those customers that are looking at just price, but even our low cost Imported “Superknit” printed polyester U.S. flags are better quality than our competitors.
SolarMax Nylon U.S. Flags
100% made in America. “There is a difference in Nylon materials and Our Solarmax 200 Denier Nylon Flags are the best quality nylon flags you can buy, and the most beautiful. These flags will fly in the slightest Breeze and are the most popular flags sold in America. Features embroidered stars and sewn stripes, (larger flags have the appliquéd stars). Sizes 8ft x 12ft and larger have rope reinforced headings with thimble or D ring ends.
“Tough Tex” 2ply Woven Polyester U.S. Flags
100% made in America. Our “Tough-Tex” 2ply woven polyester flags are simply the longest lasting flags made on the planet. These flags are the best choice if you fly the flag 24/7 and your wind speed is higher. Because these flags are made from heavier fabric they require a higher wind speed to "fly" than nylon flags. It has the look of Cotton, but will last almost twice as long as a nylon or cotton flag. Features embroidered stars and sewn stripes, (larger flags have the appliquéd stars). Sizes 8ft x 12ft and larger have rope reinforced headings with thimble or D ring ends.
100% made in America. Our Bulldog Cotton flags feature a traditional look many expect in a flag. Bulldog Cotton provides good overall performance. Cotton U.S. flags are perfect for holidays and historical applications, with the 5'x9.5' cotton U.S flag being used for casket memorial purposes. Features embroidered stars and sewn stripes, (larger flags have the appliquéd stars). Flags are finished with Canvas Header and two brass grommets. These flags are not recommended for all-weather use; colors may bleed if the flag gets wet.
Superknit Low Cost Printed Polyester
The Superknit fabric is more durable than the cheaper printed polyester fabric offered by our competitors and in some cases lasts as long as more expensive flags. All our Superknit polyester flags have a heavy duty header, brass grommets and 4 rows of stitching. Superknit is the material of choice for our customers who purchase low cost flags and don’t mind them being imported. We supply many retailers and fundraisers, please contact us for special pricing for orders of 100 or more. These flags are made outside of the US. Superknit flags are offered in 2’x3’ and 3’x5’ flag sizes only.
Outdoor US Banners (with pole sleeve)
We offer US banner flags in both nylon and printed polyester. These flags have a pole hem (no grommets). Nylon is the most popular outdoor flag. It is very attractive to look at, durable, affordable, and it flies with the least wind.
How long should my flag last?
This is a difficult question to answer because there are so many factors that can impact the life of your flag. The Flag Store, Sign & Banner will offer you an honest assessment of expected flag life if you call 800.842.1131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the best assessment, please have the following information:
- Height of your flagpole
- Size of flag(s) you will be using
- Area in which you live and/or a general sense of wind and climate conditions in your area
The industry standard for flying a flag outdoors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is 90 days. This can vary greatly given the conditions of the environment in which the flag is flown. There are some areas where a flag can even last up to a year. The key is to select the right size and material flag for your area and that is how The Flag Store, Sign & Banner can help. Our customer service agents can give you the best recommendation based on the information listed above, as well as your flag flying needs.
Here are some suggestions on how you can get more life out of your flags.
- Raise and lower your flag each day
- Do not put up your flag in bad weather or high winds
- Take down your flag in bad weather or high winds
- Wash and repair your flag on a regular basis
- Make sure your flag is not hitting shrubs, trees or your house in any way
- We know this isn't general practice for most flag flyers, however it would increase your flag's life by 4 fold
What size flag do I use on my Flagpole?