Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fiberglass composite has found it's way into the flagpole fabrication line for its unique ability to be both rigid, flexible, and rust-free. But the benefits of fiberglass do not stop there. Due to its bonding nature, fiberglass can be cut into sections, scored and pressure fit together with nearly loss-less durability. In addition, fiberglass coatings have come a long way. Installing a fiberglass flagpole has a few extra steps, but it is very manageable. For these reasons, we thought it was time FlagRunners do an installation tutorial on Fiberglass.

Here is a break down of the fiberglass flagpole flagpole:
• Out of ground height: 25 ft.  
• Butt Diameter: 6" 
• Top Diameter: 3" 
• Wall Thickness: 0.175" 
• Number of Sections: 1 
• Max. Wind Unflagged: 130 mph 
• Max. Wind Flagged: 98 mph 
• Suggested Flag Size: 4 x 6 ft. 
• Weight: 101 lbs.

 We are particularly impressed by the foam plug the rests just underneath the access door where the cam cleat sits. This plug prevents the rope from falling down the center of the flagpole where water tend to accumulate. Its aluminum colleague does not have this feature. If you let the rope fall to the bottom of the pole, often time freezing water in the bottom will prevent the flag from being able to raise or lower. With this fiberglass system, you don't have to worry about that as a potential concern.

Finally, in the spirit of the flag flyer, fiberglass is the ultimate Do-It-Yourself flagpole. The pole is so light-weight (compare to steel or aluminum), you can easily walk it up with one other person at the base. Just check this video out!