There are many kinds of flags from miniature flags you see on top of tables inside offices to flags flown on very tall record-setting flagpoles. If you want your flag to last, you will need to properly take care of it. In order to properly do this, you must need to know the things that can damage the flag and shorten its life.
Tree branches. Avoid installing flags in locations where it can snag onto tree branches and other objects. These can cause the flag to tear. If you are planning on installing a flag in place with limited space, a banner is much better option. The flag is attached to a banner bar or two that prevents it from flying all around. The banner can be installed on walls of buildings or on facades of stores.
Rain and moisture. There are many ways in which water can damage a flag. Acid rain can weaken the fibers of the fabric. Prolonged exposure to moisture can cause the color to run. It wet flag stored indoors also attracts insects that can eat the fabric. If possible, take the flag inside during rains. Let it properly dry and do not store when wet.
Strong winds. The force of strong winds can be very harsh on the fibers. Unlike rain, it is impossible to tell when there will be strong winds. And taking down the flag every time there is a strong wind is just too much trouble. The only way to minimize the damage of strong winds to a flag is by using smaller-sized flags. This lessens the amount of wind that catches the fabric and minimize the force.