How long should a custom made flag last? This is a common question, but there is no exact answer. The lifespan of custom flags depends on several factors, such as the materials of the flags and weather conditions. The government generally expects a polyester flag to last approximately 180 days based on daily usage (not during inclement weather).
Here some suggestions to help you enjoy your new custom-made flags or custom banners longer:
Dry It Before packing
Do not expose your custom-made the flag to rain, snow or exceptionally high winds. These forces of nature can shorten a flag’s life considerably. Should the flag become wet, it should be carefully spread out and allowed to dry completely. Never fold or roll up a wet or damp flag, otherwise, it will become moldy and will wear out quicker.
Keep the Flag Clean
Clean your flags regularly to keep your custom made flag or custom banner looking bright. When the flag gets dirty and needs minor repairs, take it down, repair and then wash it. Do not let your custom flag or custom banner remain in the washing water, otherwise, colors may run. Hang to dry or tumble dry immediately on “air cycle”.
Generally, custom-made flags or custom banners can last two years, but in fact, the life of flags depends on how well you take care of them.
For a longer life, one of the most important suggestions for you is to store your custom made flag in a dark location.