When nasty weather arrives, it can be harsh on your flag and the flagpole itself. Fortunately, you can do several things to keep the pole in good condition. Read on to learn several tips for protecting your flagpole from inclement weather.
Lower Your Telescoping Flagpole
If a large storm is on the way, do the same thing with your telescoping flagpole that you do with your flag: take it down. You can then store it until the weather is pleasant again. That will prevent it from experiencing damage and stop you from paying for repairs.
Make Sure Your Flag is the Proper Size
You may think that the size of your flag doesn’t greatly impact the condition of your pole, but it can. During inclement weather, the snow and ice can add to the weight of your flag, which will put more pressure on the pole itself.
You can help by ensuring you have a flag that’s a quarter of the pole’s height. That will reduce the pressure and make it far easier for your pole to bear. You can also take down the flag altogether when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Check Your Flagpole During Cold Seasons
Keeping an eye on your flagpole during cold seasons is another good tip for protecting it from inclement weather. During fall and winter, do periodic checks where you examine the flagpole for places where it has suffered damage.
You should test its components to see if they’ll continue to perform for you. Additionally, if it has damage in areas like the ground sleeve or its finish, have them fixed immediately.
Wash Your Flagpole
Giving your flagpole a bath is another way to protect it against harsh weather. It might accumulate grime that could contribute to faster deterioration because of precipitation and strong winds. After you remove dirt and other debris from the flagpole, dry it off before you raise your flag again.
Now that you know how to take care of your flagpole, you’ll be able to keep it in good condition during the fall and winter. Contact Liberty Flagpoles if you want to add residential flagpoles to your property. We offer heavy-duty products to help you create the perfect display and show your pride.