Tips for Maintaining your Flags


National and Corporate Flags:

The flag’s expected ‘life’ should be estimated at about four (4) months when properly used.

This includes:

  1.  Subduing the flag in the evening.
  2. Avoid exposing the flag in bad weather (wind stronger than 6 Beaufort, heavy rain). Rain adds weight to the flag and strains the fabric and the stitches.
  3. Secure the free flying of the flag, without it being blocked by trees, pillars, cables and other obstacles. Obstacles that hinder the flying of the flag will weaken stitches and fabric.
  4. The stitching at the fly end of the flag will be the first part to wear. You may re-stitch the flag to prolong its life.

Flags hung in the city center have less risk of wind damage, but very often the color is disturbed by exhaust gases. Our flags can be cleaned with dry cleaning or light rinsing in cold water - never in a washing machine.

The flag’s expected ‘life’ is also influenced by its size. The larger the flag, the higher the air exposure and the wear it sustains.

Subduction during the night hours and frequent reinforcement of stitches at the edge of the flying end of the flag as soon as they begin to wear can even double the flag's lifetime.

For reference, the US government considers flags to have a 90-day lifetime if they hang up every day from sunrise to sunset, but not in extreme weather conditions.

Beach Flags / Promotional Flags:

The lifetime of the flags should be estimated at about six (6) months when properly used.

This includes:

  1. Subduing the flag in the evening.
  2. Do not expose the flag in bad weather (wind stronger than 6 Beaufort, heavy rain).
  3. Secure the free flying of the flag, without it being blocked by trees, pillars, cables and other obstacles.
  4. Secure the free rotation of the stand around the base, according to the installation instructions

Flags in the center of the city have less risk of wind damage, but their color tends to be altered due to exhaust gases – especially for light colors. Our flags can be cleaned with dry cleaning or light rinsing in cold water - never in a washing machine.

The above refer to the fabric of the flag.

Our base-stand systems have up to two years of life as long as they are installed in accordance with our guidelines and are protected from external damage (knocks, vehicle collisions, vandalism).