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...

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