Reference guide for first-time flag owners
Last updated 10/1/2009 at Noon
Many homeowners have decided that there is no better way to show their American pride than to proudly display a US flag in their yard.
Flagpole experts offer some items to consider before flying the Stars and Stripes.
Choosing the right flagpole
For a single-story home, decks or docks or for traveling purposes, a 13-foot flagpole will suffice. A 17-foot pole is recommended for mid-size homes or two-story structures and a 21-foot pole is recommended for large homes or areas.
When judging the quality of a flagpole, choose an American-made flagpole that uses 16-gauge aluminum to prevent th...