Now that we are over a month into Winter, here are a few tips to ensure your flagpole and flag(s) are ready for the cold.
Take a few minutes to look at these items on your flagpole:
Rope/Cable: Look for any fraying or obvious wear on the rope. A broken rope or cable can come from high winds, extreme cold, snow, and sleet. Replacing the rope before it breaks will save on cost because it can be replaced from the ground instead 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: They 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: They 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 no time.
Please contact our office via phone or email right away and get your pole and flag “winterized”. We are here for your spirit, image, and visibility needs.