Tips for your flag and flagpole

Tips for your flag and flagpole

We would like to share with you our tips for your flags and flagpoles. We have tweeted those ones before but want to make sure you get them all nicely collated in this blog post.

  • Make sure you have the correct sized flag for your flagpole. Read this for more information here
  • Any national flag including Union flag is exempt from advertisement control under certain circumstanced
  • Ground sleeves provide a quick and easy method of temporary flagpole installations.
  • Clean fibreglass flagpoles with warm soapy water to maintain their appearance.
  • Fly your flag only between sunrise and sunset. It will last longer.
  • It is not good practice to fly two flags on a single flagpole.
  • In the UK when flying the Union flag with other national flags the Union flag occupies the senior flagpole
  • When hoisting a flag that is to be displayed at half-staff, hoist to full staff for an instant, then lower to half-staff.
  • In the UK, the correct way to fly a flag at half mast is at two-thirds of the way up the flagpole.
  • The flag of a foreign nation must never be flown at half mast on UK soil unless that country has declared mourning.
  • Info about flag etiquette: www.flaginstitute.org
  • An ‘external halyard’ is the rope for raising and lowering flags. It is located on the outside of a flagpoles.
  • An ‘internal halyard’ is the rope for raising and lowering flags. It is locates on the inside of a flagpole.

Your Flagpole Company Team