USA flag that will hold up to weather?

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Old 11-06-16, 10:05 AM
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USA flag that will hold up to weather?

My apologies, if this the wrong forum...What would you look for in an outdoor USA flag to be placed on front of the house i.e. size, material, stitching, etc... that will hold up to the harsh weather of the Sunshine state?

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Old 11-06-16, 10:11 AM
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Polyester flags are the most durable and are usually used for year round outside applications.

Nylon flags are second best. Thinner material flies better in lighter winds.

As far as size... that we can't help you with although 3'x5' is the most popular size.
 
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Old 11-06-16, 12:47 PM
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Annin Tough-Tex flags stand up the best to sun, wind, and rain. I'd say my weather is pretty harsh some parts of the year and the Annin TT gave me about 18 months service before it needed retiring. The cheaper nylon type were lucky to last 6 months, if that. $26 on Amazon for a 3x5. Buy 2 to get the free shipping and you are covered for 3 yrs or so.
 
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Old 11-07-16, 04:09 AM
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Printed flags will fade. They are cheap and most people can afford to replace them often. Embroidered flags, where the stars are sown onto the flag are expensive and will hold up much longer.
 
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I'm going try the embroidered Annin TT @ AMZN (currenty $24.04), after I sign up for "Prime" tomorrow, when AMZN offers a one day, $20 off sale on Prime. What do I need to attach it to a concrete column, on my front porch?
 
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Old 11-17-16, 10:19 AM
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You can use a standard four hole pole mounting plate with masonry anchors or Tapcons.

amazon/gp/product/B00V2HDXWM/flag kit
 
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How well would that work, on a round column?
 
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Old 11-17-16, 01:38 PM
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It should, though you may want to put some spacers between the bracket holes and the column. Depending on what the column is made of you might also need different stainless steel screws.
 
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