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NYLON

U.S. FLAGS

"Nyl-Glo" by Annin

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"G-Spec" by Valley Forge

 

POLYESTER

U.S. FLAGS

"Tough-Tex" by Annin 

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"Poly-Max" by Eder

 

COTTON

U.S.FLAGS 

"Bulldog" by Annin

 

"G-Spec" by Valley Forge

 

 

 

WHAT SIZE FLAG SHOULD I GET?

3' x 5' is the most common size of U.S. flag for residential use, such as a flag mounted on a home's porch or near the front door. For in-ground flagpoles, the long dimension of the flag should be 1/4 to 1/3 the height of the flagpole.

WHAT  FABRIC FLAG SHOULD I GET?

Nylon is the most widely used flag fabric. It flies well in the slightest breeze, has a dense weave that dries quickly after a rain. These flags have a glossy, slightly puckered appearance. Made with 200-denier UV-resistant nylon. "Nyl-Glo" brand flags by Annin have a one-year colorfast warranty.

Polyester flags are more resistant to high winds than nylon flags and require more breeze to fly. The more open weave reduces fabric stress but makes the flag heavy when wet and takes longer to dry. These flags have an appearance very similar to traditional cotton, but are far more durable and fade resistant. Made with 2-ply spun polyester with UV-resistant dyes. "Tough-Tex" brand flags by Annin have a one-year colorfast warranty.

 Cotton flags are recommended primarily for ceremonial, indoor or occasional outdoor use. Cotton is much less durable and less fade resistant than either nylon or polyester. Made with heavy cotton bunting.   Flags for caskets are usually 5' x 9-1/2' cotton flags.

FLAG CONSTRUCTION

All the U.S. flags on this website are made in the U.S.A.

Flags 12" x 18" to 6' x 10' have lock-stitched sewn stripes with four rows of stitching on the fly end, embroidered stars and white canvas heading with two brass grommets. Flags 8' x 12' to 12' x 18' have six rows of stitching and a roped heading with galvanized thimbles. Flags larger than 12' x 18' have reinforcing patches on the fly end, roped heading with supplemental grommets and appliqued stars.