I just bought a new flag, but how do I properly care for my flag to make sure it stays looking great? First, let us congratulate you on purchasing your first flag. We know you will want to fly it proudly and keep it looking it’s very best. With that in mind, we have a few suggestions that we think will help you get started maintaining your flag.
Our flags are manufactured using the highest quality U.S. made materials available. They give exceptional service in exchange for reasonable care. Wind, water, sun, dirt and neglect are the major enemies of a flag. No one can control the weather but you can take some important steps to lengthen the life of your flag:
- Periodically, gently wash your flag in cool water with mild detergent. Line or flat dry thoroughly to prevent mildew. If wrinkled, use the appropriate heat setting on your iron for the flag fabric.
- Be sure to inspect your flag regularly. At the first sign of fraying have your flag repaired before further damage is done. Extremely torn or frayed flags should be disposed of properly following the U.S. Flag Code.
- Always keep your flagpole as clean as possible. Move your pole if your flag does not have adequate room to fly unobstructed. Flying a flag too close to a building or tree can cause damage.
- To extend the life of your flag we recommend having two flags and rotating them throughout the year.
- Whenever possible, try to limit your flags exposure to harsh conditions such as rain, snow or heavy winds.
When you properly care for your flag the way we , it will continue to look great.
Now that you know how to properly care for your flag, be sure that you are also following proper flag etiquette as well.