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Flagpoles Facts, and
information to help you choose.
Home Kits... Are
light duty multi-section flagpoles manufactured of thin wall
tubing for flying smaller (3x5) light weight flags on
relatively calm days. Hundreds of thousands of customer use
these economical poles to display the American flag at there
home, real estate sales offices & developers use these to draw attention
to there new locations and developments. Home kit flagpoles
are not given wind ratings; but generally accepted in the
industry, you can expect the pole to withstand 50 MPH
wind, for poles that are 2" - 2 1/2" in diameter without a flag.
The 3" kits are stronger. Bear in mind
there is no such stated warrantee. No light duty home kit
sold anywhere carry a warrantee pertaining to wind speed.
Estate Flagpoles.. Are a commercial grade of
aluminum, and manufactured like the commercial flagpoles.
Typically they are smaller in diameter than the commercial
poles, Estate flagpoles use more economical parts and
fittings than the commercial flagpole line, but the
components are of much higher quality than those used in the
home kits. The wall thickness of estate flagpoles is 2 to 4
times thicker than home kits, and Estate flagpoles are
manufactured in as few sections as possible for shipping .
Most 20, 25 and some 30 ft poles are one piece construction,
which allows for superior wind ratings.. Estate poles Are
warranted for 10 years, and have specific wind ratings, such
as the E20 which is
rated to 123 MPH. Our 3pc sectional Special is manufactured to allow us to ship a good
quality flagpole by UPS for much less than motor freight
cost of the one piece poles. Our
AFSS20 has a wind rating of 100 MPH and is a well
made quality flagpole with a 5 year warrantee, easy to
assemble and install. Delivers UPS - FedEx.
Flagpoles... Our Continental Series of external
halyard flagpoles are superior in the industry, they have
the highest tested and proven wind ratings in the industry.
Produced with the highest quality components, our
Continental flagpoles are chosen by the most discriminating
buyers. While we are forced to compete with lesser quality
manufactures we still provide superior products. For just a
few dollars more. You can add two options that will make your
pole so superior to anything else offered anywhere, ( like
Sealed Bearing revolving top heads standard on all our
poles 45 ft & up) and a Cast Aluminum Flash Collar. We have
deleted these items from our standard poles in an effort to
stay completive with lesser quality poles being offered by
Sentry Key Lock Door Flagpoles... Same pole shafts
as above with the added features of an economical internal
halyard system and a key lock door for security. All our
Sentry poles have a revolving top head, and we include a
ball ornament. Others us a fixed cap that does not track
with the wind and a lesser quality door system.
This allows the easy raising and
lowering of large flags with a stop and lock anywhere winch
and the lifetime durability of SS cable. (rope systems should be
maintained yearly and changed every 2 to 5 years.) The same
SS cable that was popular in the control mechanisms of
airplanes is the cable used in these poles. We also provide
what's called a Flag
Arrangement, that way you cable is rigged to fly flags
independently of the cable that raises and lowers your flags.
That way you don't clamp your flag snaps to the main cable
which causes premature wear and is a costly to repair.
The winch access door locks and is only accessible using a
winch handle. Never worry about loosing a flag to theft.
View a quality job we installed at
Coastal Carolina University and
click on the small photos to enlarge them to view all the
details that make up these fine quality poles.