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U.S. & Military Flags

  • Can I fly other flags on the same pole as a U.S. Flag?
    Yes, as long as your pole is large enough to support the weight of the flags. The U.S. Flag must always fly at the top. The flag underneath should be at least one foot lower and be one size smaller than the U.S. Flag. Flags of other countries are not to be flown beneath the U.S. Flag.
  • How long should a flag last?
    This is the most common question asked in the industry and the most difficult to answer. No two flags will wear the same due to weather conditions and how often the flag is flown. Our flags offer the best stitching and highest quality materials to get your flag off to a great start. Generally, our customers can get about 6 - 12 months of life out of any of our flags depending on how often the flag is flown and weather conditions.
  • How can I prolong the life of my flag?
    Do not hang a flag where the wind will whip it against rough surface, such as tree branches, wires or cables or the outside of your home or building. Inspect your flags regularly for signs of wear. Bring your flag to Guard Sales Co., to repair any minor rips or tears right away or do it yourself with a sewing machine or sewing kit. Keep the surface of the pole free of dirt, rust or corrosion that could damage or stain your flag.
  • How do I properly dispose of my flag?
    If your flag is significantly faded, torn or tattered it is time to retire your flag. You can bring your flag to us at Guard Sales, located at 1404 S Kansas Ave Topeka Ks. 66612. Or if you would like to retire your flag your self, your flag should be retired privately in a dignified manner. DO NOT THROW IN TRASH! In addition, many local community organizations have flag disposal centers that will dispose of your flag for you.
  • How do I know what size flag I need for my flagpole?
    If you are flying one flag, the length of the flag should be at least one quarter height of the pole. Suggested flag sizes are listed below:
  • Is it okay to fly my flag during heavy winds or inclement weather?
    Although these are outdoor flags exposing your flag to rain, wind, snow or high winds will shorten the life of your flag considerably. If you leave your flag exposed to the elements, it will greatly reduce the life of your flag.
  • Can I wash or launder my flag?
    We recommend that you hand-wash your flag with mild soap, rinse thoroughly and air dry. You can also use a dry cleaning service.
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