Displaying a flag outside your home can be a symbol of your patriotism, allegiance to a sports team or celebration of an upcoming holiday. Whatever the reason, when you fly a flag you want it to stay in place; however, wind, rain and other influences can work to tear down a flag. For this reason, most flag supports and poles are installed using brackets that attach directly to your house for appropriate support. Proper bracket installation can keep your flag flying high and proud.
Things You'll Need
- Drill with drill bit
- 1 ¼-inch screws
Line up your bracket on the location at which you wish to install it, whether it be on your house, porch or any other area. Poke a pencil through the screw holes in the bracket to mark where the screws will be placed.
Predrill screw holes on the marked locations. Be sure to use a drill bit appropriate for your installation surface; you may need a special masonry bit for concrete or brick. The hole should be between 1 and 1 ¼ inches deep.
Apply a thin drop of caulk into each hole to prevent water leaking; the caulk will spread when you install the screws. If you are installing on a brick surface, insert stainless steel or plastic screw anchors into the holes to provide extra support.
Set the bracket in place. Install 1 ¼-inch stainless steel screws into each hole using a screwdriver. If the bracket came with shorter screws, do not use them; 1 ¼ inch screws will ensure that the bracket stays securely in place.
Tips & Warnings
- If you install flag brackets on a brick surface, be sure you drill into the brick, not the mortar. The mortar cannot support the weight of the flag and pole.
- Photo Credit patriotism image by Cindy Haggerty from Fotolia.com
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