A United States flag can send a message of civic engagement, support for troops or simply pride in your home’s exterior. Yet many people don’t know how to select or hang a flag so that it complements your home properly. Here are a few tips you can use as you choose and hang your flag.
Choose the Right Size
A flag can truly accent your lawn – or it can overpower it if it’s simply too big for the property. Whether it’s affixed to your porch or waving proudly from a flagpole, you want to make sure that your flag doesn’t look out of proportion to the home. As a guideline, most residential flags fall between 3’x5’ and 4’x6’. Small business flags, on the other hand, are usually around 5’x8’ or up to 6’x10’.
Pick the right material
If you’ve ever seen a flag torn and ripped by flapping in the wind, then you know the importance of picking the right flag material. Choosing the right material can both protect your investment and ensure you show off the United States flag with the respect it deserves. Will your flag be out in the elements? Try a durable nylon. Consider things like your climate and where your indoor or outdoor United States flag will be posted to make the best choice.
Mind Flag Placement
There are nearly as many ways to display a flag as there are flag materials and sizes. A bracket mounted to the side of the home is typically best for an apartment or, townhouse. For a larger home, make a statement with a flag pole. Flags can also be displayed in a window, but consider whether it can be placed somewhere without being in direct sunlight, which can eventually cause fading.
The choice to display a United States flag is an honorable one. It tells the world that you are proud of the achievements of this nation. Use these tips to ensure flag is displayed with maximum reverence.