How long will your flag last?
There is no exact answer as to how long your flag will last. The U.S. Government generally expects a nylon or cotton bunting flag to last approximately 90 days, based on daily usage from sunrise to sunset – but not during periods of inclement weather.
Studies have shown that in some cases a flag flown 24 hours a day will last only one-fourth as long as one flown during the daylight hours only. Taking your flag down daily will expand the life of your flag.
It is a fact that taking good care of your flag will prolong its life considerably. There are many variables in nature that will effect your outdoor flag's life span. Your flag, even though well constructed is after all only a piece of cloth and will succumb to nature sooner or later.
On the larger flags 8x12' and larger, we recommend repairing them and rotating them out at first signs of wear and tear.
Flags must be retired when they come to the end of their life. Click below for more information.