Get to know our Staff:: Betsy Ross - Day 5 of 30

Betsy Ross has been with Custom Flag Company from the day Kim picked her up from the breeder. She is an expertise in flags, even though they can be a little scary. When she was growing up she would come to work everyday, but as she has gotten older she only likes coming to work 1 to 2 days a week. She brings joy to those who visit CFC. People even come in just to visit Betsy.

Where were you born?  California

Favorite food? Cheese

Favorite Activity? Cuddling or running around with my friends

Hours typically worked in a week? 8-16

Dog Bed or Human Bed?  Human Bed

Favorite place to visit? Grandpas House

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? Summer so I can be outside. I love sunshine!

What do you do most of the day? Sleep

Posted on January 20, 2019 .

How to tell the Difference Between Nylon and Polyester Flags

Did you know there are three types of materials when it comes to the US flag? There’s Nylon, Polyester, and Cotton. What is the difference between these fabrics? Which fabric holds up the best? These are questions we hear daily, most commonly about the US Flag.

Polyester Flag Material: Our Polyester flag material is Two-Ply heavy material. It looks and feels like traditional cotton. The open-weave fabric allows the wind to blow through the fabric which will prolong the life of the flag. This is the most durable outdoor flag material. Depending on the size of the flag, the American flag will fade before it begins to fray, due to the strength of this material.

Nylon Flag Material: Nylon is the most versatile flag material. The Nylon material we provide is 200 denier SolarMax. When flying a United States flag made with Nylon, it combines lustrous beauty and rugged strength. Nylon is lighter than Polyester, so it flutters nicely in the wind. Nylon Material is treated to resist sun and chemical deterioration. It is a good idea to look at your Nylon flag often to detect the first sign of fraying. If fraying of the flag is neglected, the Nylon flag material has a tendency to rapidly  

Cotton Flag Material: Cotton hold the traditional look of an American flag. This fabric is recommended for interment (casket) flags. Cotton material has a looser weave and due to the fabric composition, it fades and frays quickly when flown outdoors.

If you still have questions feel free to contact us, we would love to help you figure out which material would best fit your needs.

Posted on January 19, 2019 .

Deciding if an External or Internal Halyard Flagpole is a Better Fit- Day 3 of 30

When deciding to buy a flagpole, you want to make sure the type of flagpole you choose best fits your needs. There are unknown terms when it comes to flagpole types, like, internal halyard flagpoles and external halyard flagpoles. As someone new to the flagpole world, what are those type of flagpoles? Halyard is another word for rope. So external halyard means the rope will be on the outside of the flagpole and internal halyard means the rope will be on the inside of the flagpole.

External Halyard Flagpole: The rope runs up and down on the outside of the flagpole. Benefits of an external halyard flagpole are the ease of use and low cost. The rope is held down with a cleat and the rope runs to a pulley system at the top of the pole known as a truck. This is a “traditional” flagpole, similar to what you might remember at your elementary school.

Internal Halyard: The rope or cable and components are inside of the pole. The benefits of an internal halyard flagpole is with the rope on the inside it prevents theft, vandalism, and is typically less noisy. We offer two types of internal halyard flagpoles:

Cam-Action Cleat Internal Halyard Flagpole: The rope is concealed by a locking door restricting access to the rope for raising and lowering the flag. This flagpole is very simple to use and there are basically zero mechanical complications.

Internal Halyard with Winch: This type of flagpole uses cable instead of rope. The winch is mounted on the inside of the flagpole shaft. To lower and raise the flag, a removable crank handle is necessary. The stainless-steel cable unwinds from the winch and passes up through the inside of the flagpole shaft & over the truck sheave. Due to the complexity of the winch, this type of flagpole is the most expensive of all three options.

We have extensive flagpole knowledge at Custom Flag Company. Please reach out to our team to help navigate the flagpole process.

Posted on January 18, 2019 .

Get to know our Staff :: Brent - Day 2 of 30

Brent joined Custom Flag Company in December 2018 to handle outside sales. Prior to CFC, Brent spent the previous 34 years in Operations and Commercial Print Sales in the newspaper industry.

Where were you born?  Denver

Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Cat or Dog? Dog

PC or Mac? PC

Mountains or Beach?  Beach

Cook or Restaurant?  Restaurant

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall? Summer

What is your favorite sport to watch? Baseball

Posted on January 17, 2019 .