Is your flagpole prepared for winter? How does your flag look? Winter has officially arrived. No, it is not December 21st yet but the polar vortex has already hit our nation.
Taking a few minutes to look at your flagpole today can prevent costly repairs in the months to follow. And you can ensure your flags look tip-top.
Here are a few items to take a look at:
Rope/Cable: Is your rope fraying? Do you see obvious wear? High winds, extreme cold, snow, and sleet can result in a broken rope or cable. Replacing the rope from the ground as a preventative action will save the cost of sending us to the top of the flagpole in the event your rope breaks.
Truck/Pulley: Does the rope raise and lower smoothly? Is it snagging on the pulley? Is it getting stuck?
Snaphooks: Snaphooks wear out and need to be replaced every 2-3 years. Replace them before they break or the flag won’t look good flying by one snaphook.
Snaphook Covers: Snaphook covers help decrease the noise. Metal on metal all night doesn’t sound good. Snaphook covers need replaced every couple years.
Flag(s): Does your flag look fresh and clean? Is it faded? Is it dirty? Is it tattered? We can clean and repair your flag to prolong the life of your flag and we can get a bright new flag flying in time for the holidays.
Please contact our office via phone or email right away and get your pole and flag “winterized”.
March 13, 2020 at 10:04 pm
My father really wants to get a flagpole installed in his front yard by the end of August. It snows a lot where he lives in the winter months. So, I liked what you said about how it would be smart to check the pully for any damage and making sure it doesn’t snag on anything. If he does notice anything wrong with it he should get an expert to come to fix it for him.