Creating the perfect garden and outdoor area involves a lot of decision making. You need to decide what sort of landscaping you want, what sort of infrastructure you are going to include and exactly what sort of look you want your garden to have.
A lot of people are including simple flagpoles in their garden design so that they can proudly fly the flag of their choice. For some people, this will be their country’s national flag. For others, it might be the flag of their favourite sports team or organisation.
However, flagpoles come in a huge range of shapes and sizes. It can be difficult to choose the perfect pole for your garden, which is why we’ve put together this short list of things that you have to consider when choosing a new flagpole. Think about the following:
Deciding what height you want your flagpole to be can be difficult. Most flagpoles range from 6m to 12m, but it is possible to get smaller or larger ones custom built. Ultimately you want to make sure that your flag to be visible from all angles, which means that your flagpole needs to be higher than any surrounding vegetation, buildings or other things which may interfere with people’s line of sight.
It’s also important to remember that where you choose to install your flagpole will also influence the height that you need. If you can use a raised area that’s naturally above its surrounds, then you should be able to get away with a shorter flagpole.
Now, it’s also important to think about what sort of materials you want your flagpole to be made of. There are generally two main materials that are used to build flagpoles, each with their own pros and cons.
Aluminium – Aluminium flagpoles are becoming more and more popular due to their durable, lightweight design. Aluminium won’t corrode under normal environmental conditions, which means that aluminium flagpoles don’t need a lot of maintenance.
Fibreglass – Fibreglass flagpoles are becoming less common, but is also very tough. The external gel coat is scratch resistant, which means that fibreglass poles are very hard to damage, even under trying environmental conditions.
Flagpoles come in a range of different designs. The poles come in different shapes and configurations, and the lanyard (which is used to raise and lower the flag) can be found either internally or externally. Flagpoles with internal lanyards are more secure, and are therefore best for public places, while poles with external lanyards are generally used in residential settings.
Choosing the perfect flagpole to compliment your home can be hard, especially if you’ve never owned one before. Make sure that you think carefully about exactly where you want to place your new flagpole, and then choose its height, material and design accordingly. Good luck and have fun!