1. Choosing Flag Sizes and Installing for Varied Pole Heights
April 15, 2014
LAST UPDATED ON: December 17, 2017 Selecting the right size flag for varying Pole Heights If you are speaking of national or state flags, there is a specific formula for each flag pole.
Consider the Wind Speed First, wind speed is the first consideration. Regionally, the West Coast of the US is considered the lowest wind area, base on a 50 year high wind speed at 30 feet above ground, times 30% for wind gusts. So, if you want a 12' x 18' flag in Seattle, WA, it will need to be determined whether the flag pole you want to use can withstand an 85 mph wind x 1.3, or 111 mph w... (read more)
Author: Barry Brown