Many of us have been flying Old Glory for our brave healthcare workers on the frontline of the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you! They need our support, still.
With Flag Day and 4th of July coming up, this is the time to inspect your flag. Are the edges starting to fray? Is it faded? If so, it's time for a new flag.
Firstly, buy American. By spending your dollars on American-made products you invest directly into our economy and people. Every American flag Elmer's stocks is made in the USA, including the material sourced.
The three most popular materials for flags are Nylon, Polyester and Hercules and each of these fabrics are unique in performance.
Our most popular and versatile American flag is Nylon. Rich lustrous color, excellent durability, and flies well even in a light breeze. It is also fire, moth and mildew resistant and sheds water easily.
Polyester looks like cotton and is an excellent choice for high wind areas like the Coast or the Gorge. It weighs more than Nylon so needs more wind to make it fly but the durability is unmatched.
Hercules flags combine the flyability of Nylon and the durability of Polyester and is an open weave material that creates a unique opaque look.
And remember, when it's time to retire your old flag, make sure to research proper protocols.
2020 may have been a monster of a year so far but, what hasn't changed is our deep love of our country and the amazing American People that continue to inspire, sacrifice, and improve our great nation. At Elmer's Flag and Banner, we wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!
Elmer's Flag & Banner, Kites Too
1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232