Before you buy a residential pole, determine where and how tall you want it. Take the time to look at the flag from all angles. Is it too high for people to see? You think it might be hiding behind a bushbery, or is it too low to see? Find something in the middle, read this article.
Next, choose your flagpole material. Aluminum is the most common residential flagpole materials due to its strength. Fiberglass is the second-most preferred material due to its durable glossy gel coating. It can withstand all soiling.
You have two options: an internal or an exterior halyard. The halyard system raises and lowers the flag. The halyard system is a rope or a cable that is passed through a truck or pulley at its top. At the pole’s outer, you can rig external halyards. These halyards can be secured to the pole simply by wrapping the cable/rope around the clamp at base. You can find an internal halyard on the pole’s inner. An opening at the base can be used to attach a winch or handle. If vandalism concerns you, an internal system with a halyard is the best option.
Decide the color you want to use for your pole. Also consider whether or not you would prefer custom ornaments (e.g. You can add a finial (or ball) to it.
Dig a hole for the flag installation. The hole should be sized according to the flagpole size. The hole should be drained, then filled with concrete. Insert the flag into a groundleeve made of steel. Concrete can corrode many flag material, so make sure at least 10% of your pole’s length is underground. Ask the manufacturer to clarify any doubts before you proceed. In most cases, the flag will be installed by manufacturer.