3 Things to Consider When Installing Flagpole Kits in the Cold Weather

The majority of folks plan to install flagpole kits during the spring and summer. 

Aside from the obvious aversion to getting frosty fingers, people predominantly avoid installing a new flag pole during the colder months.

Wintery conditions can potentially create some difficulties in installing your flagpole correctly, but it can be done when the mercury has dropped if you follow these handy tips!  

The first step is to prepare ahead of time and choose the right type of flagpole and components.

So, you've got your new STAND Giant Telescoping Flag Pole Kit ready to install. You're all bundled up in cozy clothes... Now what? 

Let’s go over everything you need to know for cold weather flagpole installation:

3. Choose Your Ground Carefully

First and foremost, make sure that you choose the ground where you plan to install your flagpole carefully. This should be done year-round anyway, but if you're installing your flagpole in the cold weather of the winter months, plants (and their roots) might not be easily spotted to avoid.

This means you should consider whether your flagpole will get in the way of various plants or shrubs on your property that you might want to bloom again when spring comes around.

So in a nutshell:

  • Be sure to double-check that your installation location is a solid choice
  • Double check that you won't regret the decision come springtime as your surrounding plants start to bud again. 

It can be easy to forget about flourishing trees when they're dormant during the winter!

2. Start with a Fresh Kit to Ensure All the Parts are Brand New

Secondly, be sure to set yourself up for success by starting with all brand new flagpole parts if you’re planning to install a flagpole during the winter, or any kind of cold weather for that matter.

It can be tempting to go with secondhand parts or re-use parts from an old flag pole, but these are much more likely to break or wear down over time: This is especially true in cold weather when the elements are at their harshest.

Even the most durable flagpole materials can be damaged by exposure to extreme cold, rain, and snow. As moisture freezes, it can cause damage to the flagpole components.

I'd recommend going with a new, durable flagpole kit, with high quality components that are less likely to break down over the course of a single cold season, unlike their cheaper counterparts.

If you are looking for a durable, cold-weather flag pole, your best option is either our Roosevelt Flag Pole Kit or Giant Telescoping Flag Pole Kit.

They're both very durable and will last for many winters to come; you can guarantee that a new, premium quality flag pole will go the distance, no matter what the season. 

1. Consider an Anodized Flagpole Tough Enough for Snow 

Does cleaning your flagpole sound like a difficult endeavor, particularly in extremely cold weather? 

If you’re like the rest of us and prefer a hands-off approach, we’d recommend opting for an anodized flagpole that stands up to winter's icy conditions.

Flagpoles with anodized coatings will be able to resist corrosive damage and other types of environmental wear and tear. As you might expect, this is a perfect combination for use with cold or inclement weather. 

Anodized-tough flagpoles will last a lot longer, even if they cost a little bit more upfront, and what you’ll save in replacement parts over the years will be more than covered by the additional investment of a new kit.

Anodized flag poles also look great, and when you’re flying the American flag, it’s only proper that you pick a flagpole that can display our nation’s banner as majestically as possible.

Ensuring Your Flag Stands Strong For Many Winters to Come

It’s a great thing to commit to flying the American flag during the winter months, even if the elements can make it a touch more challenging on installation day!

STAND Flag Poles promise to never leave our patriotism out in the cold. To guarantee a seamless installation and a flag pole that's going to stand with you through the harshest winters, the Roosevelt Flag Pole Kit is up to the task.

With the right planning and foresight, you can install a flagpole in the cold weather and showcase your patriotism while your less patriotic neighbors wait until spring. 

STAND Flag Poles are created with the pinnacle of durable design and engineering to withstand any weather conditions, no matter how wild they are.

Incredibly resilient and able to outlast a Category 1 Hurricane, we know Mother Nature will have to try pretty hard to bother these unshakeable poles! 

As always, let us know how we can help and if you have any installation questions! Click here to reach out to us for assistance with planning your cold weather installation day, our insider pro tips, and any troubleshooting issues. 

We’re all for displaying our national pride all year round, and we salute you for being fellow proud flag fliers, even when the mercury drops. 

Thank you for reading… United We Stand

Justin, Author 
STAND Flag Poles

Our Cold Weather Recommendation:
The Roosevelt Flag Pole Kit