Flag Fabrics & Sizes
WHICH HEADER SHOULD YOU PICK?
Grommeted flags attach to the pole using clips or rings. Ideal for outdoor flags on a larger pole. For our Super Tough flags, the grommets are brass and the number of grommets on the flag will be determined by the size of the flag. For example, a 3'x5' flag will have two grommets and a 10x15 flag will have two grommets with a rope threaded header and metal thimbles because the larger flag will need stronger and more support to remain attached to the flagpole. Grommets also ensure that the flag does not tear at the points where it is attached and allows for easy removal.
Pole sleeves will slide over a pole then attach with a leather tab hidden inside the sleeve. Pole sleeves are Ideal for banner poles and smaller flags. Flags that you see attached to houses and other buildings will often have a pole sleeve. Pole sleeve flags are typically not flying at high winds or altitudes which makes it an appropriate choice. Pole sleeves are rarely seen on a taller flagpole and are typically attached to a staff.
WHAT SIZE FLAG DO YOU NEED?
The size flag you pick will have to do with the size of the flagpole you are flying it from and vice versa. A good rule of thumb is that the flag is usually around a third to a quarter of the size of the flagpole that it is going to be on. With this in mind the info graph above is a good start and will help you get an idea. We also have a chart on this page that will give you the minimum and maximum size flags that would fit well on their corresponding sizes of flagpoles.
WHICH FABRIC DO YOU NEED?
Nylon is our most popular choice among our customers for an outdoor flag. This is due to the material being affordable, strong and striking. Nylon is a fast-drying material that can handle a little bit of moisture better than other types of flags. Nylon will fly in small amounts of wind so would fare better in areas with less wind.
Printed Polyester is one of our more economical choices for flags. For short term use and use as an inside flag, Printed Polyester is your best bet. Printed Polyester flags are available in bulk and as banner flags you would see attached to homes.
Super Knit is a form of knitted polyester with qualities similar to nylon in its texture, look and feel. Shiny and silky and great for outdoor use with a better quality than Printed Polyester. Most Super Knit flags are imported, which helps keep the cost down.
Cotton flags are made from densely woven cotton and have bright and vivid colors. Cotton flags come with sewn stripes and embroidered stars. It is suggested that cotton flags be used for indoor display only.
Sewn Polyester is a heavy fabric that does require more wind to fly but is also a really durable material. Sewn Polyester is heavier than nylon and is a great choice if you intend to fly your flag 24/7. All of this considered, Sewn Polyester is also one of our more expensive flag options.
Super Tough is our very own brand of flag. We offer Super Tough brand flags in Nylon and Sewn Polyester and have a limited warranty. Most of these flags will feature sewn stripes and embroidered stars.
We offer flags available with fringe on three of the outside edges of the flag. Fringe flags look great indoors in schools, offices and public buildings.
We do offer some of our flags as double sided. This means the image will be the same on both sides, so one side isn't a mirror image.
Embroidered stars are standard on most of the nylon and sewn polyester flags. This means the entire star is made of thread and has been stitched into the material.
Q&A: Common American Flag Dimensions and Flag Pole Height
What the best size for a standard American Flag?
The standard size for an American flag is a 3-foot by 5-foot (height by width) flag.
How big is a 3x5 flag?
A 3x5 flag is three feet tall by five feet wide, In comparison the length of the average persons wingspan is approximately 5 feet if you measured from finger tip to finger tip.
What size flag for a 30' pole?
A 30' pole generally requires at least a 4-foot by 5-foot flag up to a 6-foot by 8-foot flag to look appropriate. You typically want your flag size to be a quarter of the size of your flagpole.
What size flag for 20 foot pole?
For a 20-foot pole, a 2-foot by 3-foot flag up to the size of a standard 3-foot by 5-foot flag will fit well. You want the size of your flag to be a quarter the size of its corresponding flagpole.
What size flagpole should I purchase for my house?
In picking out the right size flagpole for your house, there a couple factors to consider. The first would be determined by the amount of wind in your area. Higher wind will need to be addressed with a sturdy flagpole as it is going to be facing a lot of it. You will also need to take into account where the flag is going to be and how big the house is you are flying it next to. For most residential areas and houses between one and three stories, a twenty foot to a twenty-five-foot flagpole will look great. The size of the flag will be another thing to look at when deciding on the size of the flagpole you want to use for your house. Will a larger flag look nice next to your place? A smaller one? You will also want to check your local ordinances and neighborhood rules to see if there is a limitation on size of flagpole you can put up.