Flag Materials and Sizes

Flag Materials

There are many things to consider when purchasing a flag and flagpole for outdoor use. The material choice for a flag is based on how often you are going to fly and the typical weather you experience, especially for everyday flag display. Please visit our Outdoor Flags & Sets page for more information.

Flag Sizes

To determine your flag size, choose a flag length that is between 1/4 and 1/3  the height of your flagpole, especially for inground poles. Residential house-mounted flag poles are typically 5’ or 6’ and are best suited for a 2 1/2 ‘ x 4′ banner or 3′ x 5’ flag. A flag has metal rings called grommets on the heading, which are used to attach the flag to the pole. A banner has a pole sleeve and the pole slides through the sleeve and has a tab inside the sleeve that clips to the pole.

A two-way mounting bracket will allow you to fly your flag or banner on a 45-degree angle (typical for flags) or 90-degree angle (typical for banners), simply a matter of personal preference.

Flagpole HeightRecommended Flag Size
5′ to 6′ residential2 ½’ x 4′ banner or 3′ x 5′ flag
18 Ft3′ x 5′ to 4′ x 6′
20 Ft3′ x 5′ to 5′ x 8′
25 Ft3′ x 5′ to 5′ x 8′
30 Ft4′ x 6′ to 6′ x 10′
35 Ft4′ x 6′ to 6′ x 10′
40 Ft5′ x 8′ to 8′ x 12′