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January 17th, 2024

Caring For A Custom Flag During Winter

At Custom Flag Company, we understand that caring for a custom flag during winter is crucial to maintaining its longevity and vibrant appearance. Here are some valuable tips to ensure your custom flag stays in top condition.

Caring For A Custom Flag During Winter

Regular Inspections

Conduct a thorough inspection of your custom flag. Look for any signs of wear, tear, or damage. Ensure that stitching is intact, and the fabric is in good condition. If the stitching is starting to come apart, we can likely repair the flag. 

Regular Cleaning

Regular cleaning to your custom flag will get some of the pollutants out. If you decide to take your flag down for the winter, it is important to clean the flag before storing it. Use a mild detergent and cold water to wash the flag. Allow it to air dry completely before storing to prevent mildew or mold growth.

Choose the Right Storage

When not in use during the winter months, store your custom flag in a dry place. Avoid storing it in direct sunlight, as prolonged exposure can cause fading. Consider folding the flag neatly to avoid unnecessary creasing.

Use a Flag Protector

Consider storing the flag in a bag or bin to shield the flag from dust, moisture, and pests. Ensure the storage area is well-ventilated to prevent any potential issues.

Take It Down During Harsh Weather

If you experience severe winter weather conditions, such as heavy snow, strong winds, or freezing rain, consider taking your custom flag down temporarily. This helps prevent damage and prolongs its lifespan.

Avoid Freezing

If possible, avoid leaving your custom flag outside in freezing conditions for extended periods. Ice can add weight and strain to the fabric, potentially causing fraying. Bring the flag indoors during severe cold spells.

Retire a Damaged Flag

If your custom flag has sustained significant damage during the winter, consider retiring it. 

Purchase Custom Flags in Bulk

If you need to retire your flag, consider purchasing your custom flags in bulk. Flags do eventually need to be replaced because of fraying or fading. When purchasing 3 or more, there is a discount per flag. 

Professional Cleaning and Repairs

If your custom flag requires more extensive care or repairs, bring it in for us to evaluate. We can either clean and repair it, recommend going to a cleaners or retire it. 

By following these care tips from Custom Flag Company, you can protect your custom flag during the winter season and enjoy its vibrant display for time to come. Remember that proper care contributes to the flag’s overall longevity and visual appeal.

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