Flag poles are installed by homeowners to demonstrate their patriotism,
or to show their allegiance to a sporting association, club or community
organisation. Flags not only add distinction to the property, but also offer a
time-saving and cost-effective way to add colour and character to the home
However, the first step to installing a flag pole on a residential
property is to size it properly. Premier Flag Poles lists three key factors to
consider when making this decision:
1. House Size
The height of the house will determine the height of the flag pole. The
general rule is to have a 6m flag pole for a single storey residence and 7.5-9m
for a two-storey structure.
Homeowners should consider at what distance they would like their flag
to be seen, or how close it should be erected to the home. Though a taller flag
pole will be seen from far away, it might just dwarf the home.
3. Your Flag
If the flag has already been bought, it would be good to size the flag
pole to the flag. Small flags look out of place on large flag poles, and vice
versa. A large flag needs a tall flag pole to catch the wind and must be
situated away from trees or anything else with which it could get entangled. The
flag size also impacts the structural integrity and safety of the flag pole.
Once these three aspects are addressed, it should be easy to establish the
size of the flag pole. The experts at Premier Poles can also be consulted for
guidance on flag pole sizing as well as information on council permits.