Flag Life Expectancy
This is entirely dependent on the climatic conditions and hours of flying. We would advise that since most flags are either an act of courtesy (national flags) or advertising (company logos) it is best to have them in top condition by changing them regularly. Flags are an inexpensive and highly visible means to advertise your company.
Wind and rain
In winds exceeding 25mph flags should be taken down. Remember that if it is windy at ground level it is much worse at the top of the flagstaff. Heavy rain will increase the weight of the flag which will cause unnecessary wear, especially in high winds.
The dyes used in our manufacturing process are all tested for UV stability however salt and direct sunlight can have adverse effects on colour.
Damage to flags is often caused by objects that the flag beats against in the wind or by old style wooden flagstaffs which do not have a smooth finish. To reduce the risk of damage, ensure that the halyard is taut at all times, and that there is no risk of the flag snagging. Feather flag systems are not immune and the balance we have between lightweight portability and robustness has been attained after years in the business, severe weather will damage poles and material, just bring them in or they will sustain damage.
Washing and repair
Air pollution will cause white flags to become grey over time. Flags can be washed in a normal household washing machine set at a 30 degree wash with normal mild detergents. Avoid the use of soda or bleaching alkali.