One of the best additions you could make to a spacious lawn is the inclusion of a towering new flagpole. There’s no better way to simultaneously show off your patriotism as well as add aesthetic value to your property than to add a new flagpole for your home.
If you’re looking to add a flagpole to your lawn, there are some factors you should consider first such as:
Flagpoles come in different shapes and sizes to suit a number of purposes. If you’re looking for something that fits your front yard, you should generally consider going for a flagpole that is proportional to the size of your home and the space you have.
If your pole is too small, it won’t be visible enough. If it’s too large, it runs the risk of overshadowing your home. Most flagpoles for front yards are between 15 and 25 feet tall, with some of the larger ones extending to 35 feet.
Another important factor to consider is the distance between your flagpole and your home. If the flagpole is too tall and close to your house, it could damage your property in case of extreme weather conditions.
There are three main types of residential flagpoles: telescoping, sectional, and one-piece.
Telescoping flagpoles fold into themselves much like a telescope, making them a compact option that’s easy to install and maintain. At the same time, they are sturdy and capable of withstanding strong winds.
Sectional flagpoles are made up of different parts that can be pieced together when installing them in the ground. This makes them extremely flexible, compact, and easy to transport, but less sturdy than other options.
One-piece flagpoles are tapered poles that are made to be extremely durable. Perfect for open spaces that get a lot of wind, or coastal areas where humidity is very high, one-piece flagpoles are the sturdiest of the three.
These flagpoles are all meant to be cemented in the ground. When looking to install a flagpole in a front yard with limited space, you can also consider a space-saving wall-mounted option that can be neatly attached to the side of your home.
Safety Precautions To Consider
Flag poles are semi-permanent or permanent fixtures so you have to make sure that they don’t pose any safety hazards to residents and passers-by. You should also ensure that it won’t damage your property.
A flagpole should not be placed near a power line, a telephone line, or any overhead wires. When stretched to its maximum limit, your flagpole should maintain a 10-foot minimum distance from power lines and other possible obstructions.
Similarly, when installing a flagpole in the ground, you should be careful that you aren’t disturbing any important underground lines.
In most cases, it isn’t necessary to obtain a permit to fly a flag outside your home, but it might be worth checking with your local municipality whether there are any restrictions to the size of the flagpole you’re allowed to install in your front yard.
A flagpole can add value to any front yard. Once you’ve taken all the precautions into account and decided on the size and type of your flagpole, it’s time to go about procuring and installing one. If you’re having trouble figuring out how to install a flagpole, this video should help you out. Once installed, check out this guide to properly maintain your flagpole.