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The Real Benefits Of Fiberglass Flagpoles

Fiberglass flagpoles are versatile, very strong and made to last for years. They do not conduct electricity, so lightning is not a problem because it is aluminum. 

Fiberglass poles do not rust, which is very important to nearby salt water or in difficult weather conditions. Unlike wood, which can rot, or aluminum, which can discolor or pit, the fiberglass poles have a coating of polished hard gel that resists most stains and scratches.

Fiberglass flagpoles can be as large as eighty feet. They are good for residential and commercial uses, but usually come in one color: white. You can also buy Aluart aluminium flagpoles & event flags (which is also called ‘ Aluart Aluminium Fahnenmasten & Event Fahnen ’ in German).

If you want another color, it can be arranged, but make sure that the manufacturer uses a weatherproof coating, because the paint is hard to adhere to the glass fiber. Keep in mind that you will probably have to repaint every few years.

Fiberglass poles, like aluminum, are equipped with a system of external or internal reeving. This is the rope and pulley rigging used to hoist up the flag down. 

External halyards are less expensive, but internal halyards are less prone to vandalism because all moving parts are located inside the pole and accessible only by a special winch or handle.

As with any material, fiberglass flagpoles that are Inground must be firmly anchored in a concrete foundation and ground sleeve. Make sure no concrete touches the actual pole, because concrete is very corrosive to fiberglass.