All of our U.S. Flags are made in the U.S.A. by the leading
manufacturers of flags, such as Annin, Valley Forge and Eder to
name a few.
We are often asked, how long should a flag last outdoors?
There is no definite answer to this question. How long any flag
will last depends on the weather, its location, airborne
contamination and how often you fly your flag. Remember, your flag
is a piece of cloth that works very, very hard. Throughout its
lifetime your flag shakes, trembles, drapes, snaps, chafes, bakes,
freezes, ripples, flutters, furls, twists, flaps, strains, flies,
unfurls and hangs! Wind, water, sun and carelessness are the major
enemies of a flag. No one can control the weather but you can take
some important steps to lengthen the life of your flag.
Occasionally washing your flag in warm detergent water will prevent
pollutants and dirt from weakening the fabric. Always let your flag
dry thoroughly before storing it to prevent mildew or color
transfer. At the first sign of fraying, have your flag repaired
before further damage is done. Always keep your flagpole as clean
as possible and move your pole if your flag does not have adequate
room to fly unobstructed. Following these guidelines will help
extend the life of your flag. Typically a flag lasts 10 to 12
months if properly taken care of.