Category Archives: Flagpoles

Telescoping Flagpoles Advantages

Telescoping Flagpoles from Martin’s Flag Company

Are you looking to get a telescoping flagpole installed in your yard?  There are a lot of really nice features when it comes to a telescoping flagpole.

  1. They don’t have any ropes or pulleys to worry about.  The telescoping flagpoles are all raised and lowered by pulling up each section and they click into place via a push button.  This means you don’t have to worry about the rope breaking and having costly repairs.
  2. They come in a 20′ or 25′ configuration so it will fit with what height you need.  99% of all flagpoles are a 20′ or 25′ height when used in residential applications.
  3. The flags swivel in the wind and that reduces tangling of your flags.
  4. They are very easy to install and can be done with one person.  They come with a PVC sleeve that you will install in the ground and pour cement around and then all you have to do is slide your flagpole into the PVC sleeve after the cement has dried.  You can just get the bags of cement from a local hardware store and mix it together.
  5. You can fly two flags from them.  The 20′ telescoping flagpoles can accommodate a 3’x5′ Flag in either a  Nylon or Polyester material.  The 25′ telescoping flagpole can accommodate a 4’x6′ flag in either a Nylon or Polyester Material.
  6. You have the ability to put a solar light at the top that keeps the flag lit at night.
  7. These poles hold up to the wind very well.  It will take a lot to bring the flagpole down and usually you have more to worry about than your flagpole if it goes over!

You can visit our website at martinsflag.com and check out all of our telescoping flagpole options as well as the solar lights.

Telescoping FlagpoleTelescoping flagpole flag

telescoping flagpole solar light

 

Get Your Flagpole Installed This Spring!

Well it’s about that time of year.  The ground is starting to thaw out, snow is melting and everyone is ready to be outside.  For those of you in warmer climates, God bless you!

Telescoping Flagpoles Up To 25 Feet Tall

Telescoping Flagpoles to 20 and 25 feet

Telescoping flagpoles for residential and commercial use.

With spring comes nicer weather and the chance to get that flagpole installed that you have always wanted.  We sell a wide variety of flagpoles from telescoping flagpoles to commercial style flagpoles and everything in between.  Flagpoles are really easy to install yourself and the help of a friend or two.  You can usually install up to around a 25′ flagpole yourself without any equipment, but this could vary depending on the type of flagpole you select.  We always advise to have help around because it makes the job easier.  If you are a residential customer, the telescoping flagpoles are a great option and they are super easy to install.  There is no rope or pulleys to worry about you just raise it section by section.  All that needs to be done is to install the pvc sleeve that comes with the flagpole and let it sit for 24-48 hours and you are set!

Commercial Flagpoles

Commercial Flagpoles for Sale

If you are a commercial customer, the install is still not that difficult and depending on the size and weight you select it can be done by just about anyone.  Landscaping companies will typically do an install for you if it’s not something you want to do yourself.  Construction companies can also help with flagpoles that are too large for the landscaper to install.

The Right Type of Flag To Fly

Keep in mind that the size of the flagpole will determine the size of flag you can fly.  The rule of thumb is that the length of the flag should not exceed a 1/3 of the length of your pole.  For instance, if you install a 25′ flagpole the flag should be no larger than 5’x8′.

We carry all telescoping flagpoles in stock and some of the commercial flagpoles.  If we don’t have the flagpole in stock it typically only takes around 1-2 weeks to get it to you.  We can ship direct to your job site, business or residence.  All commercial flagpoles are shipped via truck and trailer and telescoping flagpoles are all shipped using ground shipping.

You can visit martinsflag.com or give us a call at 800-992-3524 and we can help walk you through what type of flagpole would work best for you.

What Type and Size of Flagpole Should I Buy?

This question comes up a lot and there are several different answers based on your needs. We will cover these based on commercial flagpoles and residential flagpoles.  What you need to decide is how tall of a flagpole you want and how much wind the flagpole will be subject to when installed. If you are a residential customer, 95% of what we sell is going to be 20′ or 25′.  For commercial customers the size of the flagpole is completely up to you and we have sold every size from 20′ all the way to 80′.

Outdoor Commercial Flagpoles

First off, if you are a business, school, government agency, city, county etc., you will want to select a flagpole that will hold up to the elements and is going to look nice when on display. We have four different options to choose from that include the Estate, Continental, Sentry and Independence series of flagpoles.

The estate model flagpole comes in sizes from 15′- 35′ and have a base models and top line models. The base models are good if you need a good flagpole at a good price.  The difference between the base models and the top line models is that the top line models are able to take more wind than the base models.  They are good if you are in a higher wind area and need something with a thicker wall and/or thicker base.  The estate model has an external rope that attaches to a cleat that is mounted to the flagpole.

Flagpole Truck and Pulley

The Continental style flagpoles are a great option if you are looking for a high quality flagpole with an external rope.  You can get this flagpole in sizes from 20′-80′.  The advantage of the continental is that they typically have higher wind ratings and they also come with a revolving truck so that the flag can swivel and reduce tangling on the flagpole.  It also comes with a flash collar that goes on the bottom of the flagpole that finishes off the look nicely. You can get a revolving truck and flash collar for the estate, but they are additional costs.

Flagpole Truck and Pulley with Ornament

The Sentry model flagpole comes in sizes 20′-40′ and are popular due to the fact that the rope of the flagpole runs internally inside the flagpole and attaches using a cleat that resides inside a locked door.  The benefit of this is that the flagpole gets a cleaner look, reduces any chances for theft and/or someone breaking the rope and adds to the longevity of the rope itself since it’s covered on the inside of the flagpole.  This model has really good wind ratings and is a really nice looking flagpole.  This model and the continental are our most popular models for commercial use.

Commercial Outdoor Flagpole with Gold Ball

Finally, the Independence model flagpole is our premium flagpole if you are looking for the top of the line.  The Independence model comes with a stainless steel halyard instead of rope used on the other poles and has the highest wind ratings.  It comes with a lock door to reduce the chance of theft and/or someone breaking the rope.  You raise and lower the flag using a crank that is installed into the pole and a gear-less winch system.

Independence 1Flagpole Truck and Pulley Assembly

For residential customers, we recommend either the base model of estate or the telescoping flagpole.  We have discussed the estate model so I will talk about the telescoping flagpole. We sell a ton of the telescoping flagpoles and customers love them for several reasons. There is no rope or pulley to worry about.  They are raised by “clicking in” each section to raise up to your desired height.  They have the ability to fly two flags from them and the flags swivel in the wind so it reduces the chance your flag will become tangled.  The shipping is also a lot cheaper since we don’t have to send them via a semi truck.  They are easy to install for anyone and come with directions to help.   They come in sizes of 20 or 25 feet and you have the option to select a top line model that helps to increase the wind ratings for areas of higher wind.

Telescoping Residential Flagpole Residential Telescoping Flagpoles

All flagpoles come with everything you need to install including detailed directions, gold aluminum ball, ground sleeve for using to install in the ground, clips to fly a flag, rope (if applicable) and cleat (if applicable).  If you have any questions we are always here to help. You can give us a call at 800-992-3524 or check out our website at www.martinsflag.com

What size flag should I buy for my flagpole

We often get asked what size American flag should you purchase with the size flagpole you are getting.  What we tell people is to purchase a flag where the length of the flag is roughly 1/4 to 1/3 the size of the flagpole.

For instance, if you have a 20 foot telescoping flagpole, we would recommend a 3×5′ Reinforced Nylon or a 4×6′ Reinforced Nylon U.S. flag.  You really don’t want to go over this measurement as it puts a lot of stress on the flagpole to carry a heavy load.

Also, keep in mind that if you are going to be flying two flags from a flagpole to reduce the size to 1/4 of the length of the flagpole for the flags.  Every flagpole has a wind rating based off of being flagged and unflagged.  You can check out our complete lineup of flagpoles both commercial and residential by going to our website www.martinsflag.com.