Durable Flags for Fickle Spring Weather
Posted: March 30, 2018
Categories: The American Flag 101
Spring can be a very unpredictable season. Regardless of what the forecast says, you can’t know for sure whether it will be windy, hot, snowy or suddenly rainy. If you plan to fly a flag outside your business or home this spring season, you need to know that it was specifically designed to withstand the fickle weather.
The issue with traditional cotton flagsTraditional cotton flags sure look beautiful flying in the wind. They are designed to withstand outdoor conditions and feature strong headings and heavyweight cotton. While cotton is great, it doesn’t have the longevity of other more durable materials, putting it at higher risk of sun and wind damage and the general effects of the weather. If longevity and value are your key concerns, the best choice is to select a flag manufactured from a man-made, durable fabric that mimics the appearance of traditional cotton.
The hallmarks of a durable flagMost commercial grade flags are durable enough to handle the wildest weather conditions. When you’re evaluating whether a flag will withstand the season, it is important to consider all these features:
Quality grommets or roped heading
Quality double stitching or locked stitching
Fabric resistant to wind stress, chemicals and sun degradation