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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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3dRose
$23.86
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Colombian flag waving on a flagpole on a blue background. Republic of Colombia Light Switch Cover is made of durable scratch resis...tant metal that will not fade, chip or peel. Featuring a high gloss finish, along with matching screws makes this cover the perfect finishing touch. read more

3dRose
$21.75
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Argentina flag waving on flagpole on blue background Light Switch Cover is made of durable scratch resistant metal that will not f...ade, chip or peel. Featuring a high gloss finish, along with matching screws makes this cover the perfect finishing touch. read more

3dRose
$19.75
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Argentina flag waving on flagpole on blue background Light Switch Cover is made of durable scratch resistant metal that will not f...ade, chip or peel. Featuring a high gloss finish, along with matching screws makes this cover the perfect finishing touch. read more

3dRose
$23.86
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Flag of Armenia on a flag pole over white Armenian Light Switch Cover is made of durable scratch resistant metal that will not fad...e, chip or peel. Featuring a high gloss finish, along with matching screws makes this cover the perfect finishing touch. 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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J T D Enterprises Inc

Shop for Flags from Hayneedle.com! About JTD Enterprises Inc.With a mission to provide the highest quality Tubular fabrications an...d assemblies found in the marketplace, JTD Enterprises Incorporated has been a leading source in the industry for over 25 years. JTD Enterprises owns several lines such as Flagpole To Go flagpoles and Search 'N Rescue golf ball retrieval accessories and have adapted to their assembly using a patented designed flagpole. JTD looks forward to assisting and providing their customers with all the most quality products and capabilities they can offer. read more

J T D Enterprises Inc

Shop for Flags from Hayneedle.com! About JTD Enterprises Inc.With a mission to provide the highest quality Tubular fabrications an...d assemblies found in the marketplace, JTD Enterprises Incorporated has been a leading source in the industry for over 25 years. JTD Enterprises owns several lines such as Flagpole To Go flagpoles and Search 'N Rescue golf ball retrieval accessories and have adapted to their assembly using a patented designed flagpole. JTD looks forward to assisting and providing their customers with all the most quality products and capabilities they can offer. read more

J T D Enterprises Inc

Shop for Flags from Hayneedle.com! About JTD Enterprises Inc.With a mission to provide the highest quality Tubular fabrications an...d assemblies found in the marketplace, JTD Enterprises Incorporated has been a leading source in the industry for over 25 years. JTD Enterprises owns several lines such as Flagpole To Go flagpoles and Search 'N Rescue golf ball retrieval accessories and have adapted to their assembly using a patented designed flagpole. JTD looks forward to assisting and providing their customers with all the most quality products and capabilities they can offer. read more

Best Choice Products

Best Choice Products is proud to present our brand new 25' flagpole. Our flagpole extends from 7.5' to 25' in seconds. You will al...so receive a 3' X 5' American Flag and Gold Ball. Our flags have No ropes, No chains and No pulleys so you don't have to... 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
$39.95
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This Coast Guard flag is made of 100-Percent weather resistant nylon with rich brilliant colors. Suitable for indoor and parade us...e. A high quality printed nylon Coast Guard flag with a gold rayon fringe. read more

Online Stores
$62.00
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This double sided POW MIA flag is made of 100-Percent weather resistant nylon with rich brilliant colors. Suitable for indoor and ...parade use. A high quality printed nylon POW MIA flag with silver fringe. read more

Online Stores
$42.50
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Very attractive 3'x 5' Connecticut flag made in the US from nylon with a lined pole hem and golden fringe. These Connecticut flags... look great indoors, they are designed for use with indoor flagpoles. They are not suitable for outdoor use. read more

Online Stores
$42.50
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Very attractive 3'x 5' California flag made in the US from nylon with a lined pole hem and golden fringe. These California flags l...ook great indoors, they are designed for use with indoor flagpoles. They are not suitable for outdoor use. 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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Frontgate
$169.00 $249.00
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Frontgate exclusive. Hand-painted in vibrant, fade-resistant colors. Pairs handsomely with the Madrid Painted Planter with Handles... and the Madrid Painted Estate Planter. Strong yet lightweight resin, styrene and fiberglass. Includes drain hole and plug. Reproducing the sunny styling of Spanish pottery, our hand-painted Madrid Planter is actually lighter and stronger than the ceramic originals, and will earn admirers indoors or out. The wide-mouth vessel is cast in a strong composite and sealed with a long-lasting clear finish. . . . . . For outdoor or indoor use use flanking a door, in a sunroom, on a patio or in a garden. Due to the handmade nature, no two will be exactly alike. Hose clean or wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth. read more

Madrid Painted Planter - Frontgate
Personal Creations

Personalized Christmas Gift: Snowman and Cardinal Doormat. Three Little Birds Have Found A Perch Atop This Friendly Snowman. We Pe...rsonalize Our With Any Message On 3 Lines, Up To 12 Characters Per Line. read more

Personalized Snowman and Cardinal Doormat
The Company Store

Natural coir doormat. Printed with whimsical motifs exclusive to The Company Store. Our doormats are suitable for indoors or cover...ed outdoor areas. Fade resistant. No rubber backing allows the doormat to efficiently drain and dry. For indoor/outdoor... read more

Summer Coir Doormat, (Rectangle), 18X30 - The Company Store
Frontgate
$89.00 $125.00
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Medallion Outdoor Rug - Frontgate
Frontgate
$229.00 $299.00
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Voted Best Outdoor Rug Design of 2007 by House & Garden Magazine. Displays an attractive scrollwork mandala pattern. Made of 100% ...fine-spun polypropylene. Rug pattern varies by size. Won't rot like ordinary jute rugs. Our Medallion Outdoor Rug is constructed to withstand the ravages of Mother Nature while providing the comfort and beauty of a high-end indoor floor covering. The synthetic fiber we've used to create this beautiful furnishing gives it an ideal blend of properties which maximizes its lifespan while minimizing care. . . Made of 100% fine-spun polypropylene. . . Outdoor rug is mold resistant. Colorfast, won't fade from direct sunlight. Can be simply rinsed off with a hose. Special fiber selected for softness against bare feet. Fully weatherproof against rain, snow, and freezing temperatures. Tight-woven for extra strength and durability. .38" thick. read more

Medallion Outdoor Rug - Frontgate
Lenox
$19.95 $40.00
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Brighten up your holiday table with the Winter Greetings Birdhouse and Cardinal Salt and Pepper Set. The earthenware cardinal is b...right red and elegant, and the birdhouse is decorated with the Winter Greetings seasonal greens motif. Makes a lovely gift. read more

Winter Greetings Cardinal Birdhouse Salt & Pepper Shaker Set by Lenox
Frontgate
$241.00 $345.00
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Our all-weather Stratford Rug's classic ogee pattern pulls your look together outdoors. Machine loomed of durable 100% polypropyle...ne construction, the rug is UV stabilized for vibrant beauty throughout the seasons. Flat woven rug. 100% polypropylene. Mildew and fade resistant. Serged on all sides to prevent fraying. Suitable for indoors. Hoses clean. Made in Turkey. read more

Stratford Outdoor Rug - Frontgate
Frontgate
$343.00 $429.00
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Machine-woven polyester. UV resistant for maximum colorfastness. Mold and mildew resistant. 3/8" thick. Hose or use mild soap and ...water to clean. Hints of Moroccan tile work abound in our beautiful all-weather rug. fibers retain their brilliant color through the changing seasons. . . . . . Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Nonslip rug pad recommended (sold separately). Imported. read more

Lovely Lattice Outdoor Rug - Terra Cotta, 10' x 13' - Frontgate
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$79.00 $125.00
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Structured, flat-weave in 100% durable polypropylene. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Hose clean and allow to dry in the sun. ...Add a rug pad for increased drainage and softness underfoot, and to hold rug in place (sold separately). A Frontgate exclusive. Created for the true Anglophile, our London Outdoor rug recalls the sights of this historical city: Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower Bridge and more. The vintage-inspired palette elegantly enhances any outdoor living space. . . . . . read more

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Frontgate
$269.00 $345.00
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Frontgate exclusive. Adds warmth underfoot in cooler temperatures and relief from hot surfaces in summer. Resistant to UV rays, mo...ld, mildew, driving rain and heavy foot traffic. Woven of 100% fine-spun polypropylene for strength and enduring beauty (hyperlink to our polypropylene benefits chart). .2" thick. Our highly ornamental Pineapple Border Outdoor Rug employs the symbol of hospitality while warmly welcoming guests to your outdoor seating or dining space. The cheery border motif and floral accents flank a latticed field in this exclusive, easy-care flat-weave. . . . . . For outdoor or indoor use . Rug pad (sold separately) can provide additional cushioning and increased water drainage and help hold rug in place . Hose clean and allow to dry in the sun; use mild soap for hard-to-remove stains . Imported. read more

Pineapple Border Outdoor Rug - Green, 8'6" x 13' - Frontgate
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