How To

Flagpole Tune-up

Some flagpole parts. Ball topper, retainer ring, weight, white halyard. Spring is here! (Finally!)

It’s time for a flagpole tune-up!

As we are cleaning up our yards and getting ready for spring, don’t forget to look up at your flagpole! Generally speaking, flagpoles are pretty maintenance free. But there are things that sometimes need our attention.

Let’s start at the top of your flagpole. How does your ball topper or Eagle look? Is the ball faded or dented? Is it missing a piece? Is the eagle still fully intact?

How about the truck/pulley for your rope. Does the rope glide through the pulley with no resistance? If your truck is a rotating truck, is it still rotating appropriately?

How about your halyard (rope)? Is your halyard looking beat up or frayed? (A little tip: it is much easier to replace your rope when it is still intact than after it has broken, causing your flag to fall to the ground.)

How do your flag clips look? Are they almost worn through or is part of the clip broken?

How do your retainer beads look? Are most of them missing? If more wire is showing than beads, its time to replace these.

How about the collar at the base of your flagpole (if you have one). Is it dented or scratched or did it make it through the winter unscathed?

And don’t forget about your flags! Winter is always hard on them and they will likely need to be replaced. Also, consider having two flags on hand. Flag fibers benefit from a period of “rest”. You will also not be without a flag when it comes time to replace, clean, or repair your flag.

There are many flagpole parts for various flagpoles that are not listed above. Red River Flags offers flags, flagpoles and flagpole parts for all types of flagpoles (internal/external halyard poles). If you find you are in need of any of these things, please feel free to give us a call. We would love to help you with all of your flag and flagpole needs!