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Choosing The Right Flag - A Buyers Guide

Not all flags are created equal!

When considering a flag purchase, keep the following in mind:

Choice of Fabric: Although nylon is great for most uses, our extensive line of American flags are available in polyester and cotton.

Quality of Construction: When flags wear out, it shows first in the seams and in the ends where you might see fraying. Our flags are made of the best materials and are sewn with the strongest seams.

American Made: When you buy an American-made flag, you are not only supporting the U.S. economy, but you are buying a far superior product. If your flag does not come with a tag that says "Made in America," it probably wasn't.

Guarantee: Companies that offer very limited guarantees or no guarantees may be selling an inferior product. Always check the guarantee.

Price: With flags, you usually get what you pay for. Low cost alternatives are likely to be foreign-made and will wear quickly, costing more in the long run as you replace them often.

Flag Fabric Choices

Nylon - The most popular fabric choice for both outdoor and indoor US flags. Nylon is light and durable, stands up well to the elements, and dries quickly. Because it's light, it flies well in the slightest breeze and has a bright appearance in sunlight. Click here to buy a nylon U.S. flag on sale now!

Tough-Tex Polyester - The best choice for extreme weather conditions or high wind areas. Ounce-for ounce, longer wearing and heavier than nylon. Our Tough-Tex American flags are made with a special weave that has the look and feel of cotton, flies well and lasts far longer than traditional weaves. Click here to order a Tough-Tex U.S. flag on sale now!

Cotton - Cotton is the traditional flag fabric, so if you're a purist, this is the fabric for you. Our Super-Tough polyester comes close, but nothing can quite duplicate the warmth of a cotton flag. Our cotton flags are designed to withstand outdoor use, but extra care should be taken to preserve your cotton flag. Click here to order a cotton U.S. flag on sale now!

What size flag do I need?

The usual size of a flag used on a home kit is 3'x5'. Use the guide below as your guide for flagpoles in residential and commercial settings.

Flagpole Height/Flag Size

20' flagpole/3' X 5' or 4' X 6' flag

25' flagpole/5' X 8' flag

30'-35' flagpole/6' X 10' flag

40'-45' flagpole/8' X 12' flag

50' flagpole/10' X 15' flag

60'-65' flagpole/10' X 19' flag

70'-80' flagpole/12' X 18' flag

90'-100' flagpole/20' X 38' flag

Which flags are best suited for high-wind settings?
Our Tough-Tex flags are the very best you can buy and are specially engineered for durability.

Our tips for buying flags and other products online:




* Never buy from websites that have disabled their BBB link. You should be able to click the BBB link and directly view their report. If that link has been disabled, either the company is not a BBB member in good standing or they have so many complaints that they are embarrassed to show you the report.

* Phishing sites designed to steal your credit card information often use hyphenated domain names. We suggest avoiding websites with hyphenated domain names.

* Stay away from fly-by-night online stores that make outrageous claims, feature fake customer testimonials and boast about being the "biggest" and "best."

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