Standard and Optional Flag Pole Accessories
The standard finish with all aluminum flagpoles is brushed satin and it's the most popular. Bare aluminum will oxidize over time turning a once bright and silver finish to a dull grey.
Anodizing not only adds color, but also protects the aluminum from oxidizing. Anodizing will not chip, flake or lose it's color like a painted finish. However, it can be scratched if penetrated deep enough. Anodized finished are recommended for areas where the air has a high salt content such as coastal regions.
Powder coated finishes are also available in the following standard colors: White, Dark Green, Dark Bronze and Black. Optional colors are also available.
Fiberglass flagpoles are available in 3 standard gel coat finishes: White, Dark Bronze and Black. Since the process is same for all fiberglass flagpoles, there is no additional charge for the standard color options.
A gold ball is standard, silver is available for no additional charge on aluminum flagpoles. The diameter of the ball is based on the butt diameter of the shaft. Eagles are also popular options in either gold or natural. The size of the eagle is determined by the height of the flagpole, under 30 ft. will require a 12 inch eagle, over 30 ft. a 15 inch eagle.
Flash Collar (Residential Aluminum Flagpoles)
Flash collars are available as options on residential aluminum flagpoles since they are purely decorative. The ground sleeve matches the diameter of the flagpole shaft, so no sand is needed for the installation. In most cases, we do not recommend flash collars on residential aluminum flagpoles unless a formed pad is being installed.
Flash collars are standard on all fiberglass and commercial flagpoles because the sand that is used in setting and plumbing the shaft needs to be kept dry.
Double Halyard (Commercial Aluminum Flagpoles)
Commercial grade aluminum flagpoles will allow for a second halyard to be installed on the shaft. This option would include: a double pulley truck, extra cleat and the additional rope and flag clips. This is not necessary to fly a second flag. In most cases, this is just used as a backup.
Extra Set of Snaps
Included with every flagpole are snaps that will allow one flag to be
flown. If an additional flag were to be flown, then an extra set of
snaps would be required.