How long will my flag last and how do I exstend the life of my flag
Truly, there is no exact answer. It would be great if a flag came an expiration date.
Our contact info: 775-355-0506 , 800-842-1131,
155 Glendale Ave #9
Sparks NV 89431
Should it last a month, a quarter, a year, a lifetime?
Flag life is based on several factors:
Flag type, Weather, Wind, Sun, Pollution and Carelessness.
Who can predict the weather? The weather on the east coast is not the same as the weather in the Northern Nevada or the weather in Southern California. No two flags receive identical wear even flying on the same pole at different times of the year.
According to USA Today Northern Nevada and Northern California are the second windiest areas in the United States.
The U.S. Government generally expects a nylon to last 90 days based on being flown daily from sunrise to sunset - but not during periods of inclement weather. We find most customers get 6-9 months out of the best flag materials. Tests have shown that, in some cases, a flag flown 24 hours a day will last only one-fourth as long as one flown only during the daylight hours.
Regardless of how well it is constructed, a flag is, after all, only made of cloth and will sooner or later succumb to the elements. However, it has been well documented that reasonably good care can contribute greatly to longer life.
What do you mean ...care for your flag?
Give your flag the attention it deserves.
#1Take down your flag in inclement weather.
#2 Make sure your flag is not hitting the side of the building or house. If they are consider moving the flag to a different location.
#3 Consider going to a smaller flag. Flags that are larger tend to not last as long
#4 Make sure your hardware and flagpole are in proper working order. Inspect the snaps, pole and components for burs and sharp edges that can rip your flag.
#5Occasionally washing your flag in warm mild detergent water will prevent dirt and pollutants from attacking your flag.
#6Trim off the frayed edges and re-hem the flag.
Cleaning and repairing your flag will significantly extend the life of your flag and your flag investment. We offer wash and repair for flags larger than 5'x8' at a quarter of the price of purchasing a new flag.
Consider having two flags and rotate them on a regular basis. Your flagpole will never be without a flag. Keep one flag flying while one flag is being clean and repaired.
Your flag works hard. It flies… It drapes…it whips… it quivers…it bakes…it flutters…it freezes…it strains…it ripples…it twists….it unfurls…it hangs.
No wonder it needs to be replaced 2 or 3 times a year.
When your flags are ready to be disposed of drop them off to use and we will make sure they are retired properly.