Flag Care and Life
A flags life is determined by exposure UV rays and high winds which breakdown fibres in flags, particularly along sewn edges. Use the following tips to maximise your flag's life:
Avoid Strong Winds: bring your flag down when strong winds are forecast, to avoid excessive wear and early damage.
Rest Overnight: flying the flag overnight almost doubles exposure to winds, unless required take flags down at dusk and raise at dawn.
Select the right material: woven polyester fabric is more durable to withstand strong winds. Knitted polyester flies best in light to moderate winds.
Flags must fly freely: ensure flags fly clear of buildings and other objects to avoid wear from rubbing.
Expected Life: flags flown continuously last 3 - 9 months, but can last up to 2 years if brought in at night and out of strong winds.