For years on end really I have cleaned and repaired mainly tall flag poles and big flags. The U.S. government indicated that a standard could last up to 90 days, based on daily usage and other circumstances including weather and wind conditions. A flag flown more often will logically tear and wear much faster. This article describes thing you can do to help prolong the life of your banners and flag poles.
Wind velocities are different in different parts of the United States of America. When a building is designed in concrete, masonry, timber or steel, engineers will typically determine the wind loads based on information provided to them in the building codes. Now, banners flown in higher wind areas will be subject to more stress. The sample applies to flagpoles.
There are a few things you can do that will help your private and such poles and banners last. Products made by machine or man will not last forever. A car is given regular maintenance to make it last. This concept applies to most mechanical products, because of moving parts and such. Poor weather circumstances will likely an increase in structural stresses to both flag and flagpole. Lowering your flag in such conditions will prolong the dignity of your flags.
Unlike anyone else in this industry, the company I work for has offered great care type programs to help maintain the quality of standards of all kinds, and the more typical flagpoles. Their services are offered all over the continental U.S. One of their specialties is the maintenance and repair of steel poles.
Here is another helpful piece of advice; use the proper size of flag on your flag pole. A lot of times folks choose to fly big flags from small flag poles, which causes too much stress on flag poles. Too much stress could result in poles to deflect more than they should, and potentially snap, possibly causing harm to folks nearby.