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At the United States Flag Store, we know waving the red, white, and blue is a full-time job, and that any old flag isn't going to do the trick. That's why we stock so many options so you can get exactly what you are looking for concerning outdoor durability and quality. Our options range from economical and practical if you are on a budget to more expensive options with even better longevity and value, for less than you are going to find anywhere else.
An outdoor American flag is more than just colors on a piece of fabric but is a proud and historic symbol of this country, the brave men and women who have served under it, and all of her people. It's with all of this in mind that we take into consideration with our flags. Whether you are looking for a new American flag to wave in front of your home or business or you just need a couple for around the holidays, the United States Flag Store has got you covered.
The United States Flag Store - An American Flag Company
We are a company based out of New Stanton, Pennsylvania, with a passion for flags and all flag-related items. We carry just about anything you can think of with every type of flag and American flag imaginable, from our Flags of the World with over 200 different independent country flags, to Military and Public Service Flags, all 50 state flags of the United States, and even Historical U.S. Flags. You can choose between nylon and polyester American flags of varying qualities from home use to G-SPEC official government-size flags. There are many categories to choose from, including American flags for boats and vehicles, flag mounting kits, and flag fabric types. You can even utilize our convenient search function to easily find any type you’re looking for.
Along with this, we have anything you could ever need to get your new flag in the air from indoor and outdoor flagpoles and wall mount kits to any accessories you could need to keep your existing flagpole standing tall.
Many of our flags are made in the USA, but we do carry inexpensive imported flags, as well. All American flags are rated on a five-star scale in categories such as durability, flyability, and appearance.
The United States Flag Store is an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau of Westmoreland County with a strong focus on quality products, fast shipping, and excellent customer service.
The American Flag Companies We Work With
Some of the companies we work with include flag manufacturers and distributors that have been around for the entirety and most of the last century.
Annin Flagmakershas been making the stars and stripes since 1847. This company is filled with a rich and interesting history that you can read about by hitting the prior link. They have taken place in many historical events including but not limited to supplying the flag for the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln and every President of the United States after, as well as the inception and design of the POW/ MIA flag. Annin has 3 factories in the United States with their headquarters based out of New Jersey.
Valley Forgeis another American-based flag company we have the pleasure of working with that got its start in 1882. Valley Forge saw their first uptick at the beginning of World War I, when flags were in short supply and high demand. They offer quality products and have been one of the main manufacturers of flags for the United States Military. Valley Forge has 5 manufacturing facilities in South Carolina and is headquartered in Pennsylvania as well.
High-Quality American Flags Made in the USA
To start it off, check out our USA-Made American Flags. Here you are going to find a nice variety of American flags made of different materials from a handful of companies. Each material is going to provide its benefits, advantages, and attributes depending on what you are going to be looking and using your flag for.
Different Fabrics Available
We have this covered on other pages, but just in case you haven't seen it, here's a quick breakdown of these materials:
Sewn nylon flags are the most popular choice for outdoor flags we carry. These flags are lightweight and have an amazing color and feel. They are an affordable choice for most customers without sacrificing quality. Nylon flags have good resistance to sun and water and are going to fly with the least amount of wind.
Printed Polyester flagsare the most economical of all the flag types we carry. These are used mostly as indoor flags but can be used outdoors as well. Polyester flags can be a little more rigid than nylon flags however they are available at the lowest price. Most polyester flags are going to be imported.
Super Knit Polyesteris a special blend of polyester exclusive to the United States Flag Store and Online Stores. This material sits between nylon and polyester regarding its look, feel, and durability. Another economical choice for the consumer that just wants to get their flag in the air quickly and for a good price.
Sewn Polyester flags are the most durable flag material we have in our inventory. These flags are the best option if you intend on flying your flag 24/7 or if you live in a particularly windy area. Made with a special type of polyester fabric that resembles coarse cotton, these flags will require more wind to see "fly," as they are substantially heavier than other materials. While these are the most expensive option we carry, they also have the longest lifespan.
Cotton flags are made from a densely woven cotton fabric. They possess vibrant colors and make attractive flags for indoor display. These flags have sewn stripes and embroidered stars but unfortunately are not designed for outdoor use.
Banner flags have a pole hem or sleeve to attach the flag to the pole. This type of flag is usually made from nylon and is to be displayed either on a wall mount kit just off the front porch or on the side of the house or for use on an indoor flagpole.
Once you have purchased your flag, you can learn more about how to keep your flag in the best condition by reading our article Caring for your Flag. If you also need to dispose of your old flag, we provide a great resource for this as well! Please read more about flag disposal in our Repair & Disposal of Worn Flags article.
What size do you need?
From the smallest outdoor 4-inch by 6-inch stick flags to some of the biggest on the market that measures 20ft by 30ft, we keep them and everything in between in stock.
Handheld Stick Flags
OurU.S. Stick Flags are the perfect companion to take with you on the go to parades, political events, backyard barbeques, or holiday parties. Whether you want to order one or a ton, you can't go wrong with these little flags. If you are looking to decorate your driveway, entryway, front yard or to honor a fallen hero, the 12-inch by 18-inch flags are going to be the ideal choice. These come with a 30-inch tall staff to ensure that the flag does not touch the ground. Most of these products are made in the U.S.A. and most have a 4.5-star rating or higher.
3x5 American Flags
Our3ft by 5ft American Flags offer the stars and stripes in their most seen and recognized size. These flags are the best size for most outdoor flagpoles, specifically those that measure 15 to 25ft tall. Whether you want the most weather-resistant flag we carry or you just need to get Old Glory up in a hurry, we have you covered.
Our Top Sellers
One of the most popular outdoor flags we carry at the United States Flag Store is hands down the Super Tough Brand USA 3ft by 5ft Nylon Flag. On top of being the iconic 3ft by 5ft size, this flag is made of nylon fabric. With quality identical to some of the big names in the flag business, the Super Tough brand is exclusive to the United States Flag Store and Online Stores. This particular product has over 1k 5-star ratings and is the epitome of outdoor flags. It is also known as and referred to as the "all-weather American flag." Our customers love it for its resistance to fading and fraying, vibrant colors, and excellent fly ability. This flag is proudly made in the United States.
Another fantastic outdoor flag is the 3ft by 5ft Super Tough Sewn Polyester American Flag. Coming in with an even lower price point than the flag mentioned above, this flag is made to be showcased all day, all night, and year round. This product has over 500 5-star reviews and is the best choice if you need a flag to fly in high-wind areas or if you plan on flying it 24/7. Embroidered stars and sewn stripes are also featured on this flag with an emphasis on weather and wind resistance. This flag is an import but shares the same quality as our US-made products.
Original American Flag, Brief History
One of the first flags of the United States had the flag of Great Britain otherwise known as the Union Jack in the canton where the 50 stars are now. The flag was raised by George Washington on New Year's Day in 1776 in celebration of the newly founded Continental Army. This flag was known as the Grand Union Flag as well as, "The Continental Colors," and, "The First Navy Ensign." The famous Betsy Ross Flag would make its first appearance a year and a half later on June 14th, 1777. A date that is now known as Flag Day.
Flag Code and Etiquette
Proper flag etiquette does suggest that an American flag should be replaced once it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of the country. This means that if it is faded, ripped, or tattered, it is time to retire it and for a new American flag.
American Flags - FAQ
How many stars are on the American Flag?
There are 50 Stars on the American Flag that represent the 50 states in the Union.
How many stripes are on the United States Flag?
There are 13 alternating red and white stripes on the American Flag, 7 red and 6 white.
Why does the American Flag have 13 stripes?
The 13 stripes on the American Flag are an homage to the 13 original colonies of the United States.
What do the colors of the American flag mean? Flag Color Meanings
The colors on the American flag are representative of morals held in high esteem within the United States. They go as follows red for hardiness and valor, white for purity and innocence, and blue for justice, vigilance, and perseverance.
Just for Fun
Most American flags are made right here in the United States, according to the Flag Manufacturers Association of America, it is a whopping 94%.
1960 was the last time the American flag was changed with the final star for Hawaii being added.
Rome, New York was the first place to fly the American flag on August 3rd, 1777 after it was officially adopted.
Lunar scientists suggest that all the American flags on the moon have been bleached white. This is thought to be due to the flags' continual exposure to the sun in an environment that does not have an atmosphere.
Have you ever wondered why the American flag appears to be backward on military uniforms? This is to give the illusion that the flag is being carried forward, blowing in the wind as the soldiers march onward into battle.