Flagpole Options and Portfolio

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Flag Pole Materials:

Aluminum - Generally satin silver metallic finish, they can be anodized or powder coated in a variety of finishes and colors. Aluminum poles are an excellent choice for many homes and businesses, as they are reliable, durable and long lasting. Single piece aluminum poles from Gettysburg Flag Works offer a lifetime shaft warranty when used within manufacturer recommended parameters.

Fiberglass - Generally a white finish, fiberglass poles are both incredibly strong in high winds and exceptionally lightweight. They are often seen near bodies of water, with white fiberglass having a tradition of use in marine and nautical environments.

Steel - Steel poles are generally available only for commercial flagpoles above 80’ in height due to their strength. They are very heavy and difficult to install, and are not recommended for residential use.

Mounting Types:

Ground sleeve Mount - Poles are installed into a concreted ground sleeve, shimmed plumb and surrounded with sand. This is the most common type of installation.

Hinge Base Flagpoles - Poles are installed over concreted bolts, with the hinge base on bottom of poles allowing for the pole to be lowered for future maintenance. Hinge base poles are more costly and are recommended only for fiberglass use, as aluminum poles are generally too heavy to safely lower and raise the pole.

Shoe Base Flagpoles - Like hinge base, shoe base poles are installed over bolt sets but do not hinge down for maintenance. These poles are for specific use, generally in municipal projects with specified engineering requirements.Tilt-base flagpoles - Similar to hingebase, this style allows for the poles to be lowered for maintenance. The pole is set between two piers placed on either side of the flagpole, with a center locking bolt allowing for the pole to tilt, or swing, downwards as needed. Commonplace several decades ago, these poles are still available but are rarely used due to superior and safer options being available and their higher cost of procurement.

Hoisting options:

External Halyard Flagpoles - The most traditional, time tested style, with the halyard, or flagpole specific rope, running on the outside of the pole. It runs thru a pulley assembly at the top of the flagpole and is looped to a cleat approximately 4’ above grade near the bottom of the flagpole. The pulley at the top can be either fixed position or rotating/revolving depending on need.

Internal Halyard Flagpoles - An excellent choice for locations where vandalism or theft may be a concern, internal flagpoles utilize the center of the flagpole to run the rigging up to the top pulley. The halyard is accessed via a locked door for maintenance and raising and lowering. There are two primary styles of internal mechanism:

-Cam cleat - halyard lowers and raises internally but is secured by a small mechanical cleat when being flown. Cleat is accessed via locking door on side of flagpole. Easy to use and a good choice for smaller (up to 40’) internal flagpoles.

-Internal winch flagpoles - The flag is raised and lowered with a crankshaft handle that carries much of the physical burden of hoisting larger flags. The winch is accessed via a locking door for maintenance, with a separate crank access hole being used in conjunction with a crank handle to raise and lower the flag as needed.

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Flag Pole Examples

We proudly service the Capital Region with flag pole installations of all sizes. Scroll through some examples of our work.

100' White steel flagpole installed at Trustco in Scotia, NY. This pole flies a 30x60' American Flag .
100' White steel flagpole installed at Trustco in Scotia, NY. This pole flies a 30x60' American Flag.


The new aluminum flagpole installation on the RPI Campus (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Troy, NY
Front of the armory building.
new flagpole at RPI Armory


Aluminum flagpole installed in front of a local church.
fiberglass flagpole


Red fiberglass flagpole installed at a local residence.
Red fiberglass flagpole


An aluminum outrigger installed in a brick building in Albany, NY.
30' aluminum poles


Fiberglass flagpole installed in front of a local church.
fiberglass flagpole


A pair of aluminum flagpoles installed at the Melvin Roads American Legion hall.
Aluminum internal halyard flagpole


Aluminum flagpole installed at a local residence.
fiberglass residential flag pole


Aluminum flagpoles installed at Phoenix Wealth Management.
30' aluminum poles


White single-piece fiberglass flagpole.
white fiberglass flagpole


An aluminum internal halyard flagpole at a local fire company.
30' aluminum poles

A Fiberglass Residential Flag Pole

An Aluminum Residential Flag Pole