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  • What are your shipping charges?
  • How do I buy more than quantity 1 of an item?
  • Which flag material should I choose?
  • What size flag do is best for my home?
  • How long will my new flag last?
  • What is the best flag fabric?
  • What is the difference between American flag which is printed vs. sewn?
  • How do I care for my flag?
  • What Size Yacht Ensign or US Flag should I use for my Powerboat?
  • What Size Yacht Ensign or US flag should I use for my Sailboat?
  • How to Buy American Flags made in USA online?

    What are your shipping charges?

    Refer to our Shipping Page.

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    How do I buy more than quantity 1 of an item?

    Once an item is placed in the shopping cart. The quantity purchased can be changed by adding more items and quantity products. Our interface is very user friendly and intuitive to make your online shopping easy and enjoyable while saving.

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    Which flag material should I choose?

    Nylon Polyester Cotton
    * Nylon is the most popular material for US flags. They are durable, dry quickly and fly in a light breeze.

    * Our Nylon flags have sewn stripes, embroidered stars,* canvas heading, brass grommets and are made in the USA.

    * Nylon flags are an outstanding value for everyday use.
    * Polyester flags are considered the longest lasting. They are the best choice for high wind areas and are highly recommended for commercial and industrial use.

    * Our Polyester flags have sewn stripes, embroidered stars,* canvas heading, brass grommets and are made in the USA.

    * Today's Polyester material has the look and feel of cotton, making it a more durable substitute.
    * Cotton  is the more historically correct material. The choice for those looking for the traditional look.

    * Our Cotton flags have sewn stripes, embroidered stars,* canvas heading, brass grommets and are made in the USA.

    * Cotton flags are considered best for occasional use.

    * Flags larger than 10'x15' have appliqued stars.

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    What size flag is best for my home?

    Resential,  House flagpoles.

    Residential flagpoles and flags. For the residential flag and flagpole to be mounted on your house, the most popular size is a 3'x 5' flag on a 6', 8' flag pole. The next most popular is the slightly smaller 21/2' x 4' flag on a 5' pole. 8', 12' flagpoles are available. Larger homes or building can handle larger poles and flags. The size of the structure and space available are the key considerations.

    Ground set flagpoles.

    Flags flying on a vertical flag pole are traditionally sized to have the flag's long dimension be approximately 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the pole. Other considerations might be the whether the pole has a yardarm that would interfere with a larger sized flag and whether the pole will be flying more than one flag.

    Some typical examples:

    Flagpole above ground height Flag sizes
    18' 3' x 5'
    20' 3' x 5' or 4' x 6'
    25' 4' x 6' or 5' x 8'
    30' 5' x 8' or 6' x 10'
    40' 6' x 10' or 8' x 12'
    50' 8' x 12' or 10' x 15'

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    How long will my new flag last?

    There is no exact answer. The U. S. Government generally expects a nylon or cotton flag to last from 6x12 month, based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset - but not during periods of inclement weather. Tests in our flag sote in Queens NY have shown that a Ameircan Flags 3x5' flown 24 hours a day will last one year . Remember that no matter how well it is constructed, a flag is only a piece of cloth and will sooner or later succumb to the elements. However, reasonably good care can contribute significantly to longer flag life.

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    What is the best flag fabric?

    United States flag manufacturing companies produce the American flag from one of three fabrics: cotton, nylon, hevy dity poly-max polyester.

    Cotton fabric is a natural fiber which offers classic appearance but is more likely to fade, stain, shrink, and loose shape when displayed outside. Polyester and nylon fabric is more suitable for outdoor display.

    All major flag manufacturers produce commercial United States nylon flags from DuPont SolarMax(TM) nylon which has superior ultraviolet resistance and is less likely to fade as quickly as other fabrics.

    Polyester is a heavier material and will outlast nylon flags before fraying on the fly end. Polyester is preferred for display in strong wind and unpredictable weather conditions. Though not as fade resistant as nylon, polyester fabric is preferred for 24-hour display and large-size flag display.

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    What is the difference between American flag which is printed vs. sewn?

    United States flags produced by American manufacturers are made from one of 3 fabrics: nylon, polyester or cotton. It is possible to print or sew any of these fabrics to create the desired image. If the flag is made by a bonified United States flag manufacturing company, it is probable the flag fabric quality is good to excellent and the production method, dyed, screen printed or sewn will not affect the flag life. Caution: all manufacturers also produce budget flags. The following construction features usually mean a flag is well made: double hem on the upper and lower horizontal length edges(fly length) with two rows of lock-stitching; double hem on the end of the flag (fly end) with fours rows of lock-stitching with back stitched reinforcement; strong polyester or cotton canvas band (heading) along the left vertical height of the flag with brass rolled rim grommets.

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    How do I care for my flag?

    For best results, do not expose the flag to rain, snow, or excessively high wind conditions. These conditions will shorten the life of the flag considerably. If the flag becomes wet, spread it out to allow it to dry completely. Do not fold or roll up a damp flag.

    To keep the colors bright, clean the flag regularly before airborne contaminants (dirt, dust, smoke, etc.) "set" in the fabric. Outdoor flags can be hand washed in warm water and a mild soap, then dried as in paragraph #1. Do not allow the flag to stand in the wash water, as bleeding into the white stripes can occur. Professional dry cleaning is recommended for indoor / parade flags. Many dry cleaning establishments will clean a U. S. flag at no charge.

    Do not place the flag where wind will whip against rough surfaces, tree branches, wires, building sides or roofs, etc. The smallest tear can soon result in a tattered flag. Keep the flagpole surface free of rust, scale, dirt, etc. that could damage the flag.

    Inspect the flag regularly for signs of wear. Look for "normal wear" fabric or thread breaks at "fly end." This is the end farthest from the pole. Trimming off torn or frayed ends and re-hemming them is a way of extending the life of the flag.

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    What Size Yacht Ensign of US Flag should I use for my Powerboat?

    Powerboat Length Yacht Ensign Size
    Under 20' 12" x 18"
    20' 12" x 18"
    25' 16" x 24"
    30' 16" x 24"
    35' 24" x 36"
    40' 24" x 36"
    45' 24" x 36"
    50' 30" x 48"
    55' 30" x 48"
    60' 30" x 48"
    70' 36" x 60"
    80' 36" x 60"
    90' 48" x 72"
    100' 48" x 72"

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    What Size Yacht Ensign or US Flag should I use for my Sailboat?

    Sailboat Length Yacht Ensign Size
    Under 20' 12" x 18"
    20' 16" x 24"
    25' 16" x 24"
    30' 24" x 36"
    35' 24" x 36"
    40' 24" x 36"
    45' 30" x 48"
    50' 30" x 48"
    60' 30" x 48"
    70' 36" x 60"
    80' 36" x 60"
    90' 48" x 72"
    100' 48" x 72"

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    American Flags made in USA

    Buy Large, small American flags, Made in USA
    Look around in the stores or Internet and you will see, that all types cheap flags that are not American made, most of them are made overseas. This concerns the Flag Industry too. The best quality large American flags are made in the USA. If you are looking to buy American made flags, small, flags, large USA flags for business, parade flags, church flags, look for the label “Made in USA”. Buying American made flags: state flags or chirsitan flags . US Army or International flags you are supporting our economy, our American Flags Companies with a long time tradition of manufacturing  flags all types and sizes. Most of the companies Annin Co, Eder Flag Co. Or Valley Forge Flag Co have more than 100 years old with experience, responsibility and honor to produce the best quality flags, flagpoles, world flags. So next time you are looking to buy american made flag look for label  “Made in the USA"

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