Wednesday, June 29, 2022
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How Long Will an Outdoor Flag Last?

Experience has proven that this is an impossible question to answer, at least accurately. It is like predicting the weather, airborne contamination, and the treatment people will give a flag.

The major enemies of a flag are wind, water, sun and carelessness…the single greatest cause of flag deterioration. Neither you nor we can control the weather, but you can take care of your flag and lengthen its life. Occasionally washing in warm mild-detergent water will prevent dirt and pollutants from attacking the fabric. To prevent mildew, let your flag dry thoroughly before storing it.

Have your flag repaired at the first sign of fraying, don’t wait for it to be blown to shreds. Continuous day and night display will shorten a flag’s life. If your flag is not illuminated at night, you should consider taking it down to appreciably lengthen its life.

Our flags are manufactured to give maximum service in return for reasonable care and prudent use. Remember, no two flags receive identical wear.

Because weather conditions vary, flying conditions vary and consequently, the life of each flag is different.

Your flag works hard. It shakes…it trembles…it drapes…it whips…it snaps…it chafes…it bakes…it freezes…it ripples…it flutters….it quivers…it furls…it hangs! Is it any wonder that it needs to be replaced periodically?

The best way we know to stretch your ‘flag dollar’ is to have two flags: one flying, and one in reserve for replacement. Flags can easily be repaired if they are not left on the pole too long after they begin to show wear. Rotating flags is one of the basic programs we impliment with our commercial accounts to stretch their ROI.


Flag Reinforcement

Durable Flags uses 'Major Reinforcement' system...

Many different techniques have been tried to reinforce flags to make them fly longer on the pole. This includes additional stitching on the fly hem, corner reinforcement panels, vertical stitching accross the stipes at the hem, and various attempts to make the flags stonger.

We have a reinforcement system available to us from Eder Flagpole, but we find that their system does not perform anywhere close to the patented system. And it was developed right here in Omaha!

 We began using this system several years ago after trying all of the various options listed above. And it was so much better than the rest of the systems we had previously used that we decided to switch. So we recently purchased the patent!

While it costs a little more than the Vertical Stitching system Eder Flagpole provides, it is well worth the difference.

Here is a quote from Teague Williams of Camping World in Sioux Falls, SD: "We fly large 40' x 80' US Flags. I have never had a flag last this long on our pole. What a great product!"

So our MR (Major Reinforcement) option provides the longest flying Nylon or Poly-MAX US Flags on the market today, bar none!

We guarantee that our MR US Flags will fly longer than any standard Nylon or Poly-MAX flag on the market today, or we will take it back!