Flagpoles and Flagpole Hardware Buying Guide

From touting national pride to announcing excitement for a holiday or season, flagpoles are a festive way for homeowners to express themselves. Here's an essential buying guide to flagpoles and flagpole hardware.

Types of Flagpoles and Flagpole Hardware

Types of Flagpoles and Flagpole Hardware

Many of us raise a U.S. flag nearly every day. Still others unfurl the stars and stripes on days of national celebration or sorrow. Some homeowners also use flagpoles to express "ownership" of a particular sports team or enthusiasm at a particular time of year, such as spring. There are a few types of flagpoles and flagpole hardware to consider if you're hoping to add one or replace one you have. Those include house-mount, in-ground, and indoor. Use this short overview to help you sort out the choices.

House-Mount

House-mount flagpoles extend away from the home or other structure; the pole is secured by sliding into a base that's mounted on the structure. These are shorter in stature than in-ground poles but easier to install and maintain.

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Evergreen
$31.24

EGFG2185 Features Includes 1 anti-slip clip to keep your flags in place Bracket not included Material: Aluminum Product Type: Moun...ted pole Material: Aluminum Application: Indoor/Outdoor Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 56" Overall Width -... read more

Evergreen Flag & Garden
$19.70 $19.60

01143 features: -product type: finial -flag pole type: mounted pole -Distressed: no -material: copper. Dimensions: -overall height... - top to bottom:58 -overall width - side to side:55.5 -overall depth - front to back:1 -overall product weight:1.25 . Made in China. Weather-resistant for long-lasting use. Available with anti-wrap tube for trouble-free hanging read more

Evergreen Flag & Garden
$35.96 $11.99

EGFG2218 Features Includes suction cups to adhere to window glass Fade-resistant Hand-crafted Season: Everyday-hardware Product Ty...pe: Mounted pole Material: Plastic Application: Indoor/Outdoor Dimensions Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 1.5'' Overall... read more

Dock Edge
$69.97 $66.99

Dock Edge + Inc.'s Fly-Right flagpoles are designed with a unique torsion rod system and swivel rings so the flag never wraps or t...angles. Each flag pole comes with a gold eagle cap and 3' x 5' U.S. Flag. These flag poles are available in a 6.5Ft. and 12 Ft. models that install with a ground mount anchor in 1 minute with no digging and no cement footing. read more

In-Ground

An in-ground flagpole is secured into a base in the ground. These poles offer more height than house-mount flagpoles but are typically more expensive and more involved for installation.

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Annin Flagmakers
$171.39 $165.99

If you’re looking for a high-quality, U.S. flag made in America, there is no reason to look further than Annin Flagmakers. Since 1...847, Annin Flagmakers has been the standard by which U.S. flags are made. As America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of U.S. flags, Annin Flagmakers takes great pride in having supplied Old Glory to every President since Zachary Taylor. U.S. historical flags, the American flag that draped Abraham Lincoln’s coffin, America’s Cup yacht flags, the first U.S. flag raised at Iwo Jima, flags for the United Nations, American flags for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the U.S. flag at the 9/11 Memorial and the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Annin has made them all. In the most patriotic of times, Americans look to Annin Flagmakers to supply them with the Stars & Stripes. All of Annin Flagmakers U.S. flags are sewn in either South Boston, VA or Coshocton, OH and are shipped with a one-year ColorFast guarantee against fading. Homeowners, businesses, schools and municipalities currently fly U.S. flags made by Annin Flagmakers in cities, towns and neighborhoods across America. Annin’s superior quality is time-tested and meets the requirements of the most discerning buyer. Nyl-Glo, Tough-Tex and Bulldog are registered trademarks and manufactured exclusively by Annin Flagmakers. read more

JTD Enterprises
$34.86

The Flag Pole Ground Mount allows your flag to be displayed on the lawn or at the beach. Just push end into the ground and turn cl...ockwise until base-plate is flush with the ground. To remove just rotate the base counterclockwise. read more

LookOurWay
$64.00

Sale feather flag set in red color. The LookOurWay brand collection of SALE feather flags will get your business sale noticed imme...diately. Feather flags are the most cost effective and easiest way to spread the word about your businesses sale. In stock and ready to ship today. read more

Dock Edge
$109.99

Dock Edge + Inc.'s Fly-Right flagpoles are designed with a unique torsion rod system and swivel rings so the flag never wraps or t...angles. Each flag pole comes with a gold eagle cap and 3' x 5' U.S. Flag. These flag poles are available in a 6.5Ft. and 12 Ft. models that install with a ground mount anchor in 1 minute with no digging and no cement footing. read more

Indoor

Indoor flagpoles may sit on a base on the floor or, like house-mount poles, be suspended from a base that's secured to a spot such as a door frame or wall stud.

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Online Stores
$123.97

Best quality indoor flag pole kit with an unweighted gold finish base. This kit includes a telescoping 6ft to 9ft gold finish alum...inum pole and your choice of pole toppers. You can choose between a 5in metal gold eagle, gold metal spear ($10 extra... read more

Online Stores
$124.15

Best quality indoor flag pole kit with an unweighted gold finish base. This kit includes a telescoping 6ft to 9ft gold finish alum...inum pole and your choice of pole toppers. You can choose between a 5in metal gold eagle, gold metal spear ($10 extra... read more

Online Stores
$102.65

Best quality indoor flag pole kit with an unweighted gold finish base. This kit includes a telescoping 6ft to 9ft gold finish alum...inum pole and your choice of pole toppers. You can choose between a 5in metal gold eagle, gold metal spear ($10 extra... read more

Online Stores
$111.75

Best quality indoor flag pole kit with an unweighted gold finish base. This kit includes a telescoping 6ft to 9ft gold finish alum...inum pole and your choice of pole toppers. You can choose between a 5in metal gold eagle, gold metal spear ($10 extra... read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Far from being a simple pole, flagpoles have accents and additions that can increase their flexibility, help them respond to your outdoor conditions better, and adequately support your chosen flag. That's why it's important to review certain purchase considerations before making a choice. Those include lighting; material; height; flag size; ornaments; truck and pulley; and snaps, counterweights, and cables. Use this helpful, quick guide to get started.

Lighting

Lighting can add dramatic beauty to your flag and flagpole at night. However, if you wish to light your flagpole, you will need a nearby power source.

Material

Most flagpoles are made from aluminum, wood, or fiberglass; the finish is different on each. Choose the style that best complements the exterior architecture of your home and your landscape.

Height

Your flagpole should adhere to any height restrictions or covenants present in your neighborhood or city. In addition, you should make sure your flagpole height is proportional to the buildings around it.

Flag Size

Based on height and strength characteristics, different flagpoles are appropriate for different sizes of flags. Before your purchase, make sure the two are compatible.

Ornaments

Ornaments are decorative elements used to top flagpoles. They include balls to other imagery such as eagles or crosses. The ornament should be sized to match the opening at the top of your flagpole.

Truck and Pulley

There are different kinds of flagpole trucks and pulleys, which determine how the flag is lowered and raised. What type you have will determine how you can pull and adjust the pulley of your flagpole.

Snaps, Counterweights, and Cables

These elements work together to make sure your flag flies properly and your pole maintains stability. They are also helpful if you want to fly more than one flag at once on the same flagpole.

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Maxtrix Furniture
$184.29 $123.28

Color: Blue/Red; Includes flag with wire framing and wooden flagpole. Curtain made of 100% colorfast cotton. Tower frame made from... steel. Pictured in Blue/Red. Assembly required. 15.50 in. W x 14 in. D x 90 in. H. The tower structure and flag turns any... read more

Maxtrix Furniture
$184.29 $123.28

Color: Blue/Red; Includes flag with wire framing and wooden flagpole. Curtain made of 100% colorfast cotton. Tower frame made from... steel. Pictured in Blue/Red. Assembly required. 15.50 in. W x 14 in. D x 90 in. H. The tower structure and flag turns any... read more

Solar Goes Green
$129.99 $85.99

Light fixture size: 5 in. H x 3.5 in. W. Includes Battery-Li-ion 3.7V 2000 mAh rechargeable battery- replace every 12-18 months. S...olar panel size: 7 in. W x 8 in. H. Overall Dimensions: 10 in. L x 10 in. W x 8 in . H (3 lbs). 12 high powered Warm White... read more

America's Finest Mailboxes
$75.00 $60.00

America's Finest MailboxesAdd an optional aluminum sliding flag to your post mounted mailbox so the mailman knows you have outgoin...g mail. Americas Finest Mailbox's beautiful sliding flag can be installed on any of our post mountedmailboxes. read more

Bison
$2,410.79 $1310.19

Bison The Patriot Aluminum 25' Flag Pole Package. Display your American patriotism or fly your school or state flag on this commer...cial quality tapered brushed aluminum pole. read more

BSI
$11.99 $7.39

Pole can accommodate a 3'x5' flag with 2 grommets or a 28"x40" house banner with sleeve. Telescoping pole from 48" up to 60" in le...ngth. Pole is made of metal but has a wood grain coating for appearance. Pole is 1" in diameter will fit in our plastic... read more

BSI
$6.99 $3.89

BSI Brackett Mounts To Outside Of Home for Flags. Brackett mounts to outside of home. Attaches with 6 wood screws (provided). Two ...openings for the option of mounting pole at a ninety degree or 45 degree angle. Thumbscrew provided to secure pole to... read more

BSI
$11.99 $6.89

BSI Metal Garden Flag Pole 11213. Metal Garden flag pole assembles easily and mounts in the ground

Sunlite
$19.95 $9.26

Sunlite's high visibility flag is a great added safety feature for bicycles, recumbents, go-karts, scooters and more. The 72" pole... height of the flag makes it perfect for low profile kids bikes and electric vehicles as well. The high visibility of the... read more

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