What is a standard flag size?
For the Canadian flag the most common size is 3'X6'. So, the proportion for the Canadian flag is always 1 to 2. For the sake of uniformity, almost all of our National, International and Provincial flags are 1:2 in proportion but the United States and other International flags will vary. A standard United States flag is 3'x5' or a 2:3 proportion. However, most often people require a 3'x6' flag for a 20' pole.
What are the rules of protocol for flying the Canadian flag?
There are many rules of protocol for flying a Canadian Flag. The federal government has produced an online version of their Flag Etiquette in Canada Handbook. The most important thing to remember is that when flying multiple flags on one pole in Canada, the Canadian flag takes the most prominent position, that is, usually being of larger size and/or flown on the top. If flying flags on a yardarm pole (a marine pole) the position of prominence is on the gaff.
What size flag should I get for my existing pole?
For an 18 foot pole we recommend a 27"X54" flag. For flag poles in the 20 to 24 foot range we recommend a 3'x6' (36"X72") flag. For those really BIG poles, The Flag Store can provide you with a flag as large as 20X40 feet!
How long will a flag last?
A flag should last for at least one season. Weather conditions will determine if it will last longer and in most cases, it will. Remember, winter conditions, the cold, night air and freezing rain can be particularly hard on flags. Removing flags from these conditions will extend the life of your flag.
Are heavy-weight nylon and polyester flags comparable in durability?
Absolutely! A nylon flag will be heavier in construction but will take more wind to fly. However, the colour is brighter and usually more attractive. The polyester flags will take less wind to fly but can be easily printed to accommodate complicated patterns. There are also many other fabrics to choose from to suit your needs.
How long does it take to produce a custom flag?
Usually two weeks, however, we will always do our best to meet any delivery time. We've had many "flag emergencies".
What is a Pennant String?
Pennant strings consist of a series of small flags sewn together on a long string. They can be used for attracting attention and are most often seen in car lots. Bars and lounges also display indoor pennants to advertise their different brands. Ultimately, a pennant string is a great form of advertising.
Are plain, coloured action flags as effective at promoting a business location as a logo flag?
Blue, Green, Red and Yellow action flags can certainly add to your business' visibility, but they don't communicate a unique message about your company. If you're on a budget, consider mixing action flags with custom flags that deliver a strong message about your company or organization.
How do I clean a flag? Can it be ironed?
Flags can be hand washed in a mild detergent (clear, dish type). You can iron flags at the lowest heat setting. However, we recommend hanging a flag in the steam of a hot shower to remove wrinkles.
Do you provide installation services?
We can install anything we sell - at very competitive rates. We have all the equipment required (including a 35' reach bucket truck) and our professional installation team is experienced in handling any size job.
Do you rent flags?
Yes, our standard size 3'X6' flags are available for all nationalities. A base and pole kit can also be rented. We ship across the country to many venues including conventions, corporate meetings and business launches.
What is the proper way to dispose of a flag?
As quoted by "Canadian Heritage", when a flag becomes tattered and is no longer in a suitable condition for use, it should be destroyed in a dignified way of burning it.