Fiberglass Flagpoles: Benefits

Fiberglass flagpoles are durable and versatile. They do not conduct electricity so lightning does not pose a problem. Fiberglass poles do not corrode and are therefore safe to use in saltwater areas or other harsh environments. Contrary to wood and aluminum which can rot or discolor, fiberglass poles have a hard glossy, gel coat finish that can withstand most soiling, scratching, and other conditions.

Fiberglass flagpoles are as high as eighty feet. They can be used in commercial or residential settings, and are generally available in one color: white. It is possible to request a different colour, but it is best to make sure that the manufacturer uses weatherproof coatings, as paint can not adhere well to fiberglass. You will likely need to repaint the exterior after a few decades.

Fiberglass flagpoles can have an external or internal, like aluminum. This refers to the pulley rigging and rope used for raising the flag up and back down. While external halyards may be less expensive, they are more resistant to vandalism. Internal halyards, on the other hand, are much safer as all moving parts are inside the pole. Accessible only by a special winch, or handle, Like any other material, fiberglass flagpoles must be inground firmly rooted into a concrete and groundsleeve base. Concrete can corrode fiberglass and should not be poured on top of it.