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Flagpole Installation —  A Brief History of Flags

american flag in a home's front lawnThe United States is an incredibly patriotic country. Why not express your patriotism during this upcoming election season by getting flagpole installation in your front or backyard? There is a fascinating history to flagpoles that many of us have forgotten over time. Not only has there been a wide variety of traditions concerning flagpoles, but even the technology has changed drastically over time. At K.D. Scholten, we believe that the history of our flagpole is just as important as the history of our country. Our flagpole installation services are of the highest quality.

A Wooden Past

While the industry standard today for flagpoles is to use aluminum, they were originally made out of wood. While this is not surprising, few know that there were few alterations to the trees to fit flags. Individuals would find a straight narrow tree and have the bark and branches removed. This would typically suffice as they simply unearthed that tree and replanted it closer to home.  Over time, these flagpoles begin to rot at the base since they suffered complete exposure to the harsh dirt. In the early 20th century, steel replaced wood as it would last longer than wood.

Modern History of Flagpoles

Today, there is typically a concrete base where a flagpole is planted to protect it from corrosion. Aluminum is also an option because it has a higher stress level which is great for extreme climates and weather. The most advanced flagpole, though, is currently on the moon. This design of the flagpole had to be telescopic to reduce its weight on the ship. It also has a telescopic horizontal arm that keeps the flag straight in a nearly non-existent atmosphere.

Get Flagpole Installation Services, Today!arranged flags of different countries waving in the wind all atop their own flagpole

When it comes to flags and flagpole installation,  the flag typically gets the most attention in history books. At K.D. Scholten, we believe that the role of a flagpole is just as important as the flag it carries. For this reason, we offer our expert services to those in the city of El Paso. We can install the perfect flagpole on your property and you will see just how beautiful having a flagpole can be. Simply give us a call to find out more about our flags and flagpole installation services. With this in mind, if you are looking for a flagpole in El Paso, contact K.D. Scholten to see how you can display your flag.