Responsible for a flag care budget? 3 quick ways to use your money wisely

Three wise uses of your flag-care budget.

Your business is a landmark and the American flag flying out front helps to make it one. This means that if you are in charge of the flag-care budget you have pretty hefty responsibility for the first impressions your customers or clients have about your company.

If ensuring that the American flag in front of your business stays in tip top condition and that you get the most from your flag-care dollars is your duty, then we have four tips to steer you in the right direction.

Tip #1: Buy American made flags.

We simply cannot stress this enough. Simply put, American-made American flags have always been the highest available quality American flags. It goes without saying that American manufacturers will care more about the American flag than overseas manufacturers will. No matter how you slice it, this equates to greater quality.

Of course, there are still American manufacturers that produce lower quality flags, so truly concerned American flag producers have established a set of specifications that highlight the domesticity of materials and labors behind American flag production. They have formed an organization called the Flag Manufacturers Association of America, and their seal can be found on the highest quality American made American flags available.

Tip #2: Choose the right flag fabric.

Understand that buying an American flag is not as simple as seeing the stars and stripes, selecting the lowest price and clicking "add to cart." As a flag purchaser, it is important to take into account the intended usage of the flag you are buying.

For example, if the flag will be flown outside in an area with a high wind rating and bad weather, then a more rugged American flag made of polyester is necessary. A budget flag may prove to be money wasted in a very short amount of time.

When making a flag buying decision, consider the density of the fabric. American flags made of material that is thin enough to see through can generally be regarded as poor investments.

Tip #3: Fit the flag to its environment.

If a flag is to last as long as possible, the appropriate size must be selected. Indoor flags present few problems, but outdoor flags require a bit more planning. Factors such as wind speed, weather conditions, expected flying times, flagpole height and proximity to other flagpoles or buildings all must play a role in determining the most appropriate, best looking flag for a specific location.

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Have a great day, from your friends at LIBERTY FLAGS, The American Wave®.

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