Proper Flag Care

The Flag Lady, Peggy Galloway, NebraskaFly Ends: Watch for the first signs of fraying. Flags can be trimmed and re-hemmed greatly prolonging the life of the flag.

Windy Days: High winds are extremely rough on flags. If at all possible, take down the flag when winds exceed 30 mph.

Rain or Snow: For best results, do not expose your flag to these elements. If exposed, after a heavy rain or snowstorm take down the flag and spread it out to dry. Do not fold or roll up a wet flag.

Air Pollution: To minimize the effects of dirt, air, smoke, car emissions, etc. keep the flag clean. Having two flags and interchanging them is highly recommended to prolong the life of a flag.

Not sure what these flag terms mean? View our Flag Description and Terminology page for more info!