Tips on Flag Care
When choosing a location to fly your flag ensure that the edges of the flag will not come in contract with any branches, bricks, eavestrough etc. Your flag should be able to fly completely around the pole (360) without coming in contact with anything.
For regular size decorative flags we recommend poles equipped with anti-wrap kits. The anti-wrap kit reduces stress on the flag by allowing it to move around the pole and avoid tangling. You will receive a longer life from your flag.
When you change your bannersalways inspect for fraying or worn stitching. Make repairs and then hand wash if needed to remove any outdoor dirt. Hang to dry.
When storing decorative flags we recommend that you store them together where they are easy to get at. This will help in changing your flags often and also be a reminder of what you have to fly for the next season.
If weather conditions are harshwe recommend taking the flag down until the bad weather passes. Your flag will last longer. Wind storms, freezing rain and hail storms can greatly shorten the life of your flag. Do try to bring them in under these conditions.
How do I dispose of my old Canada flag? When a flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display and cannot be repaired, it should be disposed of privately by burning.
How long should my yard pole flag last?
There is no exact answer to this. Larger flags have a shorter life than smaller ones as they are exposed to higher wind speeds. The average life span of an International or Canada flag is anywhere from 3-12 months (depending on fabric) under normal weather conditions. Remember that the flag is made of fabric, being exposed to the elements outside. A great tip to keep you flying all the time is to have two flags the same. Rotate your flags and keep them in good repair.