FLAGPOLE SELECTION, DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION RESOURCES
HOW TALL OF A FLAGPOLE DO I NEED?
Most residential poles are 20’ or 25’ tall, but you can go larger based on your needs and wants.
A general rule of thumb is to approach or reach the roofline of the home, but this rule is complicated by pole placement (are you putting on a hill or down below in a valley?) and proximity to structure (closer to the home looks different than farther placement).
Commercial poles run the full spectrum, from 20’ all the way to 100+ foot tall.
WHAT FLAGPOLE MATERIAL IS RIGHT FOR ME?
- Silver or Custom Powder-Coated
- Internal or external halyard
- Gold ball or eagle topper
- Won't rust
- White or Custom Powder-Coated
- Internal or external halyard
- Gold ball or Gold "onion" shaped topper
- Won't conduct electricity
- Won't corrode in any weather
For additional information on selecting the right flagpole (including a informative How-To Video), read more
What do you I need to know about my flagpole delivery?
The freight company should call you to arrange delivery within a window of time. They generally call you at least 24 hours ahead of time to schedule the delivery window.
The freight company is under no obligation to assist in unloading the flagpole, so make sure you have help available if needed.
Once the driver arrives and you begin unloading the flagpole, you must inspect the packaging and pole for any sign of damage.
You should inspect the shaft and accessories very carefully for any sign of damage.
If any damage to the shaft is noted it is recommended that you reject the shipment and contact us to arrange delivery of a new pole.
If the damage is minimal and you decide to accept delivery, you must note the damage on the carriers bill of lading paperwork so that it is documented.
If the accessory kit is damaged in any way please accept delivery, note the damage on the bill of lading and contact us for a replacement to be sent, free of charge.
We do not recommend storing the flagpole in the cardboard tubing in an outdoor environment. The cardboard does not handle moisture well and the wet cardboard will stain your flagpole. If you need to store the pole outdoors we recommend removing completely from the cardboard and storing in a safe secure area.
HOW DO I SELECT A SITE FOR MY FLAGPOLE?
Each customer has a unique property and different display needs so there is no perfect place to suggest for pole placement. There are some general rules to follow when possible that will cover at least practical concerns.
Be mindful of any overhanging wires, buried utilities and nearby structures or landscaping. You need to make sure you give yourself enough room for the flag to rotate freely around the pole without encountering any encumbrances. When placing near a building, make sure you allow for generous spacing to allow the flag to fly clear, even when at half-staff.
When preparing the site, you want firm, well drained soil if possible. Avoid loose soil, as the foundation is more likely to shift if surrounding soil is prone to movement or is recently disturbed.
When in doubt contact your construction professional or contractor for assistance in determining an appropriate site.
Prior to beginning your installation process, it is important to dial 811 - Dig Safe to have your public utilities identified and cleared. Depending on your state this process can take up to 2 weeks, so make sure you allow time for the utilities to clear your selected dig location.
Depending on the type of pole that you purchase, installation instructions will vary. Choose below from our catalog of detailed installation guidelines based on your style of flagpole.
Aluminum Ground Set External: Download HERE
Aluminum Ground Set Internal Rope - Cam Cleat: Download HERE
Aluminum Ground Set Internal Wire - Winch: Download HERE
Fiberglass Ground Set Internal: Download HERE
Fiberglass Ground Set External: Download HERE
Fiberglass Hinge Base: Download HERE
The Gettysburg Flag Works Team Can Install your Flagpole for you!
If you live in the area and would like us to install your flagpole for you, give us a call at 1-888-697-3524 or send us a quick
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