What to Look for in a Telescoping Flagpole

Telescoping flagpoles are poles made of various diameter aluminium tubes that slide inside each other. Starting with the top section, each section is raised and locked into place (the section holding the flag). In windy conditions, telescoping flagpoles do not have ropes that tangle and wear or clang against the post. I strongly suggest you to visit Solar Flagpole Light to learn more about this. They are made in heights ranging from six to thirty-five feet. Telescoping flagpoles typically retain their strength-to-height ratios due to the tapered effect, but they are not as strong as one-piece poles.

When shopping for a telescoping pole, three factors should be considered: tubing capacity, locking systems, and spring assist.

The diameters of the biggest telescoping flagpoles are the highest in comparison to their height. When comparing flagpoles of the same height, look for the tubing with the largest diameter in – segment. Wall thickness, or pole thickness, has some effect on strength, but not nearly as much as pole diameter.

Since most manufacturers have a patent on their methods, locking systems will differ between manufacturers. Look for a self-indexing and self-locking device. That is, when each section is lifted, it is directed into the locking position automatically. The locking mechanism should be constructive and not dependent on friction or expansion. To reduce the possibility of a defective lock, search for a locking mechanism with little to no moving parts.