Choosing the Right Material for Your Flag

Super Tough Heavy Duty 20ft Residential flagpole with US made nylon flag

The decision on which fabric to choose when purchasing an outdoor American flag (or any flag) is important. You need to take into consideration where you live (for flyability) and if you plan on flying the flag 24 hours/7 days a week (durability). United States Flag Store offers an American Flag Comparison Table to break down the flyability and durability for each fabric at different sizes to help consumers decide. Let’s take a look at the three main fabrics for flags: nylon, polyester and cotton.

Polyester is the most durable of fabrics for flags. It would be your choice if you choose to fly your flag 24/7. They are a heavier fabric, so they do require more wind to “fly”. There are two types of polyester that United States Flag store offers: sewn polyester and printed polyester. Sewn polyester flags would be the most durable of the two. They are made from a special type of polyester fabric that actually looks like coarse cotton in texture. The open weave reduces fabric stress, which makes it ideal to fly all day and in relatively high winds. These flags also feature sewn stripes and embroidered stars. Printed Polyester Flags are a more economical option. These flags are printed on silky-looking polyester fabric, but are lighter making them more flyable in less windy areas.

Nylon flags are considered the “all weather flag” due to its ability to fly in low winds and shed water, making it an ideal flag for wet climate areas. Nylon flags provide a bright, lustrous appearance making these United States Flag Store’s most popular outdoor flags.

Cotton flags, while vibrant in color, are not designed for outdoor use. Consumers can use cotton flags for outdoor use, but it is recommended for only short-term use. Cotton flags are more likely to fade, stain, shrink and lose their shape when displayed outside. Cotton flags are ideal for indoor display and are typically used as a burial flag or funeral flag (the 5 foot x 9.5 foot size that is used for covering a casket).

Online Stores, Inc. 5ft x 9.5ft Cotton American Memorial Flag

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Nylon American Flags

Online Stores Brand Sewn Nylon American Flag (4×6)

The New Year is here, and if your American flag is looking a little worn, now is the perfect time to replace it. The United States Flag Store has a terrific selection of nylon American flags at unbeatable prices. Nylon is the most popular fabric for American flags because it is not only attractive, but also strong and durable.

The American flags from the United States Flag Store are manufactured from a special type of nylon that is designed specifically for outdoor use, and is also the most colorfast and fast-drying fabric available on the market today. The nylon flags from the United States Flag Store are lightweight with a close weave that allow the flag to fly in even a light breeze. Best of all, nylon flags are economical and the United States Flag Store offers you the best deals available.

The sewn nylon American flags from the United States Flag Store are considered the “all weather American flag.” Offering you great quality at a great value, these nylon flags fly in low winds, are incredibly durable, and resist fading from sunlight and weather. The flags have sewn stripes and bright white embroidered stars on an Old Glory field. The header is made from heavy canvas, four rows of stitching secure the fly end, and rugged brass grommets make waving the flag easy.  These nylon flags are perfect for areas with low to moderate wind. The flags are available in the following sizes for as low as $8.99 each:

  • 16 inches by 24 inches
  • 2 feet by 3 feet
  • 2.5 feet by 4 feet
  • 3 feet by 5 feet
  • 4 feet by 6 feet
  • 5 feet by 8 feet
  • 5 feet by 9.5 feet
  • 6 feet by 10 feet
  • 8 feet by 12 feet
  • 10 feet by 15 feet
  • 12 feet by 18 feet