What you should look for when looking at a Telescoping Flagpole

Telescoping poles are made from aluminum tubes that have different diameters and slide into each other. Each section can be raised to the highest point and locked in place. Telescoping flagpoles don’t have any ropes to tangle, wear or bang against them during windy weather. They can be made up to six feet tall, see here. Telescoping flagpoles are stronger than single-piece ones due to their tapered effect.

Three factors are important when looking for a telescope rod: the size of the tubing and the locking systems.

The flagpoles that reach the highest heights have the largest diameters. If you are looking for the longest section, compare flagpoles that have the same height. Wall thickness (or thickness at the pole) is a measure of strength. However, this relationship is not as strong as pole diameter.

Patents are common and locking systems can be different between manufacturers. You want a system that is self indexing or self locking. Each section can be raised to automatically lock into the locked position. The locking mechanism must not be either friction- or expansion-based. A lock system should have minimal to no moving parts to reduce the likelihood of a lost lock.

Manufacturers should include a spring-assist system. The spring assistance system makes assembly easier for smaller flagpoles. Spring assistance is required for flagpoles greater than twenty feet high, as pole weights can be between twelve and twenty pounds.

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