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5 Things To Consider When Buying a Flagpole

5 Things To Consider When Buying a Flagpole

A new flagpole is a great addition to your home. It can even help your property sell on the Arizona real estate market. However, there are things you should think about before installing one. Learn more about five things to consider when buying a flagpole so that you make a more informed purchase.

Pick the Right Height

If you are looking at a flagpole as a way to stage the outside of your Arizona home, start by making sure that you select the right height. Usually, flagpoles for homes tend to range between 20 to 30 feet in height. That said, you should strive to choose one that reaches the height of the peak of your roof.

Choose a Good Material

Picking a flagpole with the right material is also important since durability is a key factor in how much the flagpole benefits your property. Many favor aluminum flagpoles since they are lightweight and rust-resistant. You can also buy a fiberglass flagpole, which can endure windy weather and rust. You have multiple different options when picking the material for this home addition.

Think About Flagpole Security

It is also a good idea to look at the ways you can prevent thieves from stealing your flag when you buy a flagpole. An internal halyard pole keeps the rope for maneuvering the flag within the pole instead of keeping it on the outside. Storing the rope makes it more secure than a flagpole with an external halyard. You can also prevent people from stealing the flag by placing a hatch with a lock on the internal halyard pole.

Look at the Flagpole’s Finish

When looking at flagpoles, find out what kind of finish they have. This information can be immensely beneficial if you live near one of Arizona’s lakes. The right finish on your flagpole can prevent the water in the air from causing more damage.

Check the Local Regulations

It would also be best to investigate the local regulations when buying a flagpole so that you can adhere to local laws. For example, if you live in an area with a Homeowners’ Association, determine if they have any rules regarding where you must place the flagpole and how tall it must be. Otherwise, you may have to remove the flagpole after you install it.

After you consider these aspects, you can better choose the flagpole that fits well with your needs. This addition can help you sell your home faster or impress your neighbors.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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