The Proper Way to Hang Your Custom Flag
There are many benefits of ordering a custom flag over a pre-made flag. They are made out of higher quality materials, which means they are less likely to rip, tear, or fray. They use higher quality inks, which means they are less likely to fade in the sun. As their name implies, they can also be customized. That means they can feature a business logo, which is great for marketing, they can be customized for the high school football team, and some products, like garden flags, make great gifts.
For these reasons, custom flags are a great investment, but they are definitely an investment. You can expect a custom flag to cost more than a premade flag.
If you spend a little more money to design a special flag, you want to make sure you take care of it. That means knowing how to wash it, bringing an outdoor flag inside during extreme weather, and it means knowing how to hang the specific flag you have.
Different flags are hung differently
Knowing how to hang your flag can be surprisingly difficult, depending on what kind of flag you have. Hanging the American flag on a pole is relatively easy, but what if the flag has a rope and clips instead of eyelets? Or, what if you don’t have a traditional, rectangular custom flag, or you have a different type of flag?
A few tips for hanging different kinds of flags include:
- With rope and clips, the flag pole line can be fed through the clip. These flags are easy to replace because they don’t have to be threaded through the entire line like eyelets.
- Hanging a flag on the wall can be done easily with hooks attached to the wall. Choose a smooth wall and reduce the amount of rubbing on the wall to prolong the life of your flag.
- Point of sale flags come attached to a pole, but they require a special bracket to hang on the wall. Once the bracket is secured, the bottom of the pole can easily be slipped inside.
- Polyester mesh banners come with eyelets on the top and bottom of the flag, instead of the side. This type of flag can easily be hung on the wall with hooks, but when outdoors, both the top and bottom of the flag should be secured. They are often used to decorate fences, where zip ties are effective.
Keep an eye on the condition of your flag
Most flags can be hung in a variety of ways. It’s really up to your creativity! For example, the American flag can look just as striking hung in a window as a curtain as it would on a pole, while polyester mesh banners can be hung from the ceiling.
No matter how you choose to display your flags, it is important to keep an eye on the condition of your custom flag. It will help you determine if you need to alter the way you’re hanging your flag or not.
For example, if you have a flag hanging on the wall of a building outside, keep an eye open to see if the flag is rubbing on the wall and compromising the integrity of the fabric. If it is, you can bring the flag in each night, or you can consider securing the top of the flag as well as the bottom of the flag to reduce rubbing.
Even when hung properly, flags that are exposed to the elements can still become worn. No matter how high quality the fabric, stitching, or ink, an outdoor flag will still fray and tear eventually.
Bring your flag down at the first sign of trouble. Smalls tears can easily be mended, while fraying can be glued back in place. Fix the problem when it’s small and you can prolong the life of your flag.
Here at The Flag Makers, we think a hanging flag is a magnificent thing! We offer a wide variety of ways for you to create a one-of-a-kind flag, which includes your choice of different hanging hardware like:
- Rope and clips
- Rope loops
- Sleeve pockets
- And more
If you have any questions about which hardware would be best for your application, or if you would like to know more about how each kind of flag is hung, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to help!