Fiberglass Flagpoles

Written by Liza Hartung
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When you want to wave your flag high and proud, you will need a sturdy pole. You could be flying the American flag in support of U.S. troops, hanging your daughter's college mascot flag or simply looking to decorate a bit for Easter by hanging a flag with bunnies and pretty eggs. Whatever your reason, you want to know that your flag is secure. You don't need the slightest gust of wind blowing it over.

You also want to make sure that your flagpole stays just as good looking as the day you bought it. You don't want something that's going to rot or rust. When you use wood poles out on the ocean or in rainy weather, you run the risk of it rotting. Similarly, aluminum poles can start to corrode and rust. If you live somewhere that gets frequent lightning storms, an aluminum pole can attract and conduct electricity.

The Freedom of Fiberglass

Fiberglass flagpoles hit the market several decades ago and have become quite popular. They are extremely sturdy and lightweight. Fiberglass is such a wonderful material when it comes to water that more and more boats are now being made with it. It's also low maintenance, meaning you barely have to clean it or use certain sprays to keep it from molding.

There are all different sizes and styles of fiberglass flagpoles. If you're looking for something permanent for outside, you will need to get ones that go in the ground. You'll find different bases, such as a hinge base or a ground sleeve. Both of these go underground. A hinge base allows you to easily lower the pole during severe weather or when you need to replace the halyard when boating.

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