When to replace my halyard or flag pole rope?
Every time you change your flag, inspect your flagpole rope. If there are any signs of fraying, it’s time to replace it. Most people find that their rope will need to be replaced once a year.
Which type of halyard should I choose?
Standard halyard is the most common choice for flagpoles. The braided polyester strands resist stretching and is long-lasting in outdoor elements. With a flexible strength, our regular rope will make raising or lowering your flag and snaphook replacement easy. We also supply wire core flagpole rope which can be used for anti-theft purposes and these ropes cannot be cut easily.
What thickness and length should I choose?
The flagpole rope thickness is dependent on your flagpole’s base diameter. Easily measure around the base of your flagpole, as close to ground level as possible, and divide that number by 3.14 for an estimated diameter. For example, if you measure the base to be about 12” and divide it by 3.14, it is safe to say your flagpole diameter is about 4”. On average, flagpoles with a 2”-4” diameter need ¼” halyard, a 5”-9” diameter need 5/16” halyard, and a 10” or larger diameter need a 3/8” rope.
Halyard is sold in 1 foot increments and you should purchase a rope length that doubles the height of your flagpole. For example, a 20’ flagpole will require a 40’ rope to ensure the rope will go through the pulley at the top and hang past the cleat at the bottom. This will allow enough halyard to hang your flag/flags and still secure it to the cleat. In this flagpole example, you would enter 40 in the quantity field when purchasing.
How do I replace my rope without a bucket truck?
If your old rope is still on your flagpole, you’re in luck, No Bucket Truck Required! Simply cut the existing rope and tape the new rope end to the old halyard. Be sure not to overlap the two ends so that it will easily glide through the pulley at the top of your flagpole. Gently pull the old rope off of your pole and the new rope will take its place. Remove the tape connecting the two halyards and secure the two ends of the new rope together without overlapping.
If you have several flagpoles to maintain, 500’ uncut spools of halyard rope are available upon request – call for pricing. See all of our outdoor flag pole accessories to finish your flag display with a touch of class. Our accessories are great to be paired with a commercial outdoor flag pole or a residential in-ground flag pole. Pick out an American flag, a military flag or any other outdoor flag of your choosing to couple with your outdoor flag pole. All our products are made with great attention to detail for long term displays. Browse through our large collection of custom products and property management supplies to find more products that suit your purpose. If you have any further questions about which flagpole rope best suits your flagpole do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our in-house experts at (800)628-3524 or via live chat.
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