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EZPOLE® Flagpoles Convey American Pride for Homeowners and Businesses

A reference guide for first-time flag owners


Many homeowners have decided that there is no better way to show their American pride than to proudly display a US flag in their own yard. The flagpole experts at EZPOLE Flagpoles, a manufacturer and distributor of 100% American-made flagpoles, discuss some items to consider before you start flying the Stars and Stripes.


Choosing the right flagpole


For a single story home, decks, docks or for traveling purposes, a 13’ flagpole will suffice. A 17’ flagpole is recommended for mid-size homes or 2-story structures, and a 21’ flagpole is recommended for large homes or areas.


When judging the quality of a flagpole, you will want to choose an American-made flagpole that uses 16-gauge aluminum to prevent your flagpole from bending or breaking during severe weather. To prevent your flag from becoming tangled in the wind, look for a feature like EZPOLE’s “No Wrap” Swivel System.


Finally, you can choose between a sectional flagpole, which comes in pieces and needs to be assembled, versus a telescoping flagpole like the EZPOLE telescoping flagpole that expands from 9’6” up to 21’. telescoping flagpoles are more expensive than sectionals but are much easier to use.


Want to take your flagpole on the go to the marina or the campground? An above-ground mount or tire mount are easy to transport and install in minutes.


How to install a flagpole


  1. Check for underground sprinkler water lines and electrical lines before you dig.
  2. Dig a 22'' hole with a tapered diameter (see diagram).
  3. Put 2'' of gravel under base of sleeve, (allows for drainage) tamp stone.
  4. Place aluminum sleeve (bead down) with bottom section of flagpole into place so cement won’t fill bottom of sleeve.
  5. Mix bag of cement (40 pound bag) and pour into hole.
  6. Mound up concrete around sleeve to allow for water runoff.
    (Add rocky fill to increase concrete volume).
  7. Use level to square vertical. Stabilize for 24 hours. Insert remaining sections.


Flagpole landscaping


Adding a flagpole to your yard offers a great opportunity to do some creative landscaping. Stonework is often popular around the base of a flagpole and can be combined with a variety of flower bed arrangements.