Which should I be Using, External or Internal Rope System?
Perhaps most of us are unaware of the existence of the two kinds of flagpole system used by different organizations and institutions in our country, the internal and external halyard or rope system flagpole. The internal rope system is used mostly for security reasons. Folks have taken their flag at some point. An internal rope flagpole has a lock box to give only the person with a key access to the rope. The external rope system is for flags raised or lowered on a regular basis where security isn't a concern.
An internal rope system flagpole is appropriate to use for flag installations that are left exposed to the elements for considerable period of time, since the rope and other gadgets are devised inside the pole. It need not be checked frequently because regardless of the weather condition, it remains intact and rest assured that the flag would stay put. It uses various internal rope system flagpole accessories & parts
The external rope system flagpole on the other hand needs to be maintained more because the rope and other equipment are found outside the pole. And considering the changes in the weather, some of the parts might deteriorate and cause damage to the system adversely affecting the flagpole assembly. But given the fact that every week the flag is raised and lowered, any minor defect would easily be detected and remedial measures will be undertaken. Another negative perception about the external rope system is it is prone to theft, the mechanism being outside, but it has a built-in lock system – lock boxes and steel core halyards that protects the flagpole assembly from any form of vandalism.
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Now that you have your flags customized and ready to be hoisted the next thing is to find the perfect flag pole that will complement the flag. Flagpoles are used to support flags or banners and are usually made out of aluminum, metal or fiberglass. A cord or rope is used, looped around a pulley at the top of the pole, with the ends tied at the bottom. The flag is then tied at the lower end of the cord and then pulled at the other end to raise it. There are several kinds of flag poles for sale according to their use.
An external halyard/rope flag pole has ropes which are attached to the outside of the pole. If needed and added security, lock boxes and steel core halyards can be attached to help prevent theft. Flag poles for sale with internal rope system are the perfect solution for those who hoist flags permanently or frequently. The internal rope system is highly effective against vandalism and theft.
Fiberglass flagpoles are a great pole because they are made of durable and lightweight materials and are not corrosive. They are great for close to the shore.
There are also indoor or outdoor flagpoles that can be used for trade shows, fairs or any event. These flagpoles are light, and can be set up in minutes.
Flagpoles are essential for the full appreciation of any flag or banner. With the right kind of poles, the custom flags are exposed in its maximum and are better viewed and appreciated.