American flags are synonymous with the themes of patriotism, faith and strength that the United States represent all across the world. Just drive down any street and you will see homes, businesses, public offices, stadiums and so on that have hung American flags as a representation of the free country that they live in. It is quite appropriate to own and fly an American flag outside of your home, but how do you decide what kind to buy?
One thing is always the same: the design of the flag, which consists of a blue square filled with 50 white stars and a red and white striped background. Of course, the 50 stars represent each of the states in the United States. The first choice you have to make when purchasing an American flag is deciding what kind of material your flag is made out of. The two main options are cloth and nylon. Obviously, cloth flags are going to age and wear faster than a nylon or nylon blend flag, so if your flag is going to be in difficult weather and climate, nylon may be the best bet for you.The next step would be deciding how big you want your flag to be. If you're hanging it at your house, a medium sized flag would be fine, but if you're hanging one at your business, you may want to go a bit larger than you initially were planning. Once the flag is flying, it will inevitably look smaller than you initially thought. Generally, flags run from 2 feet by 3 feet to 8 feet by 12 feet, so make an educated decision. Depending how big you buy your flag, you must decide how you're going to hang it. The are plenty of options - you can pin it to the side of a building, you can fly it from an installed flagpole, you can hang it from the side of a stadium, etc.Once these decisions are made, you will be more than ready to show pride in your country publicly. As a final note, you should probably buy American flags from a company in the U.S. - it would be unpatriotic to buy from anywhere else.