Nevada is in the 90mph wind zone and the wind can create drag on a flying flag and stress on the pole. For this reason, the amount of square feet of flag that can be flown varies according to the size of the flagpole.
For example, a 6’ x 10’ flag is 60 square feet. A pole rated for a 6′ x 10′ flag can fly one 6′ x 10′, or two flags, one 3’ x 5’ flag (15 square feet) and one 5’ x 8’ (40 square feet). Lighter weight nylon materials may fly with slightly larger flag square feet. Contact us for information on your specific flagpole’s flag size rating.
Flagpole Height and Size
The height of the pole is only one determined for the size of flag. Generally, the flag in no wind should drape to about 1/4 the height of the pole. The diameter of the pole and the wall thickness of the pole are other structural determiners for flag size to be flown.