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Flag Buying Guide

Choosing The Right Material

Be sure to choose the proper material for your climate and flying frequency. Use the chart below to determine what you need.


Flag MaterialDurabilityAppearanceRecommended Flying
TearGuard (Poly II)
Our Toughest Flag!
3 Stars 3 StarsMatte
Embroidered Stars & Stitched Stripes
High Wind
Extended Flying
SolarMax® Nylon
High Fade Resistance
2 Stars 3 StarsShiny
Embroidered Stars & Stitched Stripes
Moderate Wind
Everyday Flying
Poly/Cotton1 Star 3 StarsMatte
Printed Stars & Printed Stripes
Light Wind
Holiday Flying

Choosing The Right Flag Size

The ideal flag size depends on the height of your pole. Review the chart below to see what size will work best for you.


Pole Height Recommended Flag Size
15' - 20' 3' x 5'
25' 4' x 6'
30' 5' x 8'
35' - 40' 6' x 10'
45' 8' x 12'
50' - 60' 10' x 15'
65' - 75' 10' x 19' or 12' x 18'
75' - 100' 15' x 25'
105' - 120' 20' x 30'
125' - 150' 20' x 38'
155' - 200' 30' x 50'
200' + 30' x 60'

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I dispose of my old American flag?
A: Please see our flag disposal information on our Flag Retirement Service page. There are several organizations that will accept your flag and perform a proper retirement. You may also send your flag to us at USA Flag Supply and we will retire it for you.

Q: How long will my flag last?
A: The lifespan of your flag depends largely on its exposure to the elements. If you take your flag down during inclement weather, you will increase your flag's longevity. If you live in a sunny, breezy climate we most often recommend our SolarMax® Nylon flag. If wind is frequently strong where the flag will be flying, we encourage customers to purchase flags manufacturered from the highly durable TearGuard (Poly II) material. If you're unsure of what you need, call us at (877) 685-9260 and we'd be happy to help!

Q: What is the difference between a banner style flag and a grommeted flag?
A: Banner style flags are designed with a pole sleeve instead of grommets. These flags are best displayed mounted at an angle from a home, building or other structure. Grommeted flags are most commonly seen mounted on tall poles, but they may also be mounted at an angle like banner flags.