Flag Pole Weights & Retainers
Flags and flag poles endure a lot when on display, especially when they are exposed to the elements outdoors. Our collection of flag pole weights and retainers can help to reduce stress on your flag pole and help to extend the life of the flags you are flying, while also helping to prevent flags from tangling with the hardware used to display them.
Flag Pole Retainers
Both flags and
are exposed to a variety of stresses when on display, including wind, weather, and friction. A retainer is made to keep the flag closer to the flagpole and spread out the stresses along the hoist end of the flag.
Use a retainer at the bottom of your flag for either an internal or
If you are flying a very large flag, or you are in a high wind area, it's also helpful to add a retainer in the center of the flag. Be sure to keep in mind that retainers are sold based on the bottom diameter (butt diameter) of your flagpole.
A flag weight is used at the bottom of a flag arrangement to help keep the retainer down on the flag pole when experiencing high wind. Especially with lightweight and very large flags, the wind can pick up the flag, sliding the hardware up the flagpole. This creates wear on the flag pole and creates a situation where your flag and hardware can get tangled. This leads to a shortened lifespan for your flag but also doesn't look very nice. Luckily, flag weights can really help with this!
Weights come in several sizes. We recommend using the least amount of weight that works to hold your flag down.
Shock Springs for Flag Poles
If you live in a region with strong or gusty winds, a shock spring can be a helpful and beneficial flag pole accessory. These springs can be used to absorb shock when winds get gusty, which can protect both the flag you're displaying and the flag pole you're displaying it on.
Other Optional Flag Pole Hardware
If you're having an issue with your flag or flag pole, chances are there is a piece of flag pole hardware that can fix it! The products listed here are intended to reduce stress on the pole or increase lifespan of the flag, but there are other accessories that can help with your flag display in other ways as well. Browse additional in ground flag pole hardware and accessories here.
Not sure which flag pole weights, retainers or springs are right for your flag pole? Give us a call at 1-888-697-3524 or contact us online and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.