FENCES - DECKS - RAILINGS - FLAGPOLES
INSTALLATIONS & REPAIRS
Proudly serving Ocean County
Mon-Sat: 8:00 am-8:00 pm, Sun: 12 pm-5 pm
267 Tackle Avenue
Manahawkin NJ 08050
Fully licensed and insured:
NJHIC # 13VH06245000
Flagpole installation can be a tricky process that is better left to the professionals. We install flagpoles no matter how large or small they are. We take great pride in patriotism and we guarantee our work...every flagpole we install includes a standard 1 year warranty.
WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE PRICE OF A FLAGPOLE?
There are basically seven features that distinguish any given flagpole: (1) material (aluminum, steel, fiberglass, or wood), (2) height, (3) butt diameter, (4) wall thickness, (5) finish (brushed aluminum, anodized, powder painted), (6) halyard system (internal or external), and (7) installation type (ground set, shoe base or a wall mount).
WHY IS A FLAGPOLE ACTUALLY LONGER THAN ITS DESIGNATION?
A flagpole is designated by the above ground height. The actual length includes the portion of the pole that goes in the ground (ground set only).
HOW MUCH OF A FLAGPOLE IS UNDERGROUND?
The rule of thumb is that 10% of the above ground height of a pole is underground. For example, a 20' pole is actually 22' long because 2' (10%) is underground.
HOW MANY SECTIONS ARE IN EACH FLAGPOLE?
Typically, 15', 20', and 25' poles come in one section. 30' and 35' poles come in either one or two sections. 40' and 45' poles are two sections. 50' and higher are three to five sections.
SHOULD I PLACE LIGHTS ON MY FLAGPOLE?
It is customary to light the flag when being flown 24 hrs. We suggest lights mounted away from the flagpole, spot lighting the flag, for proper patriotic illumination. Canister/cylinder lights are available on external halyard flagpoles, but illuminate only the bottom of the flag. Internal halyard flagpoles do not use canister/cylinder lights due to the difficulty lowering the flag and damage which could result (from the counter weight) and the halyard that is inside the pole may get tangled with the electrical wiring.
The United States Flag Code states:
"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." The Flag Code does not actually give specifics on how to destroy the flag. One should use common sense making sure the procedure is in good taste and shows no disrespect for the flag. See www.usflag.org/index.html