It is important to select the correct material and size American flag for your particular use. We’ve prepared the guidelines below to help make your choice an easy one.


Nyl-Glo® — Made from 100% SolarMax nylon, Annin’s Nyl-Glo is by far the most popular choice for commercial or home use. It features sewn stripes and embroidered stars. A good all-weather flag, it flies in the lightest breeze. Available in sizes 12 X 18 in. through 30 X 60 ft, Nyl-Glo U.S. flags carry a One-Year Colorfast Guarantee.

Tough-Tex® — Made from 100% heavyweight spun polyester. This flag is extremely durable and is best for high-wind areas and large sized flags flown daily. Tough-Tex is ideal for commercial or institutional use. Available in sizes 3 x 5 ft. through 30 x 60 ft., Tough-Tex U.S. flags carry a One-Year Colorfast Guarantee.

Signature® — Made from 100% SolarMax nylon, Annin’s Signature flag has all the same features as our Nyl-Glo flag but sets itself apart by the extra-large, ultra- bright embroidered stars and the attractive presentation packaging. Available in sizes 2½ x4 ft., 3 x 5 ft. and 4 x 6 ft. Signature flags make a great gift and carry a One-Year Colorfast Guarantee.

Heavyweight Cotton — 100% domestic cotton gives this classic flag a traditional look and feel. The stripes are sewn and the stars are embroidered. Available in sizes 2 x 3 ft. through 8 x 12 ft., these cotton bunting flags are popular with owners of Colonial and Georgian style homes.

Sun-Glo® — Made from the same Solar Max nylon material as our Nyl-Glo flag, this less expensive brand has an all-dyed U.S. flag design. It is suitable for commercial or residential use. The stars glow bright white when flying in the sun. Sun-Glo American flags are available in sizes 8 x 12 in. through 4 x 6 ft.

Lightweight Cotton Sheeting — Constructed with sewn stripes and a dyed star field. Made from 100% domestic cotton, this flag has good color fastness and is designed for the homeowner who displays his or her flag seasonally. It is available in 3 x 5 ft. size only.

Poly-Cotton — The flag design is all dyed and the base fabric is the same 70% polyester and 30% cotton blend that Annin uses to make many of its patriotic decorations and bunting. It has the look and feel of cotton and is suitable for seasonal, residential use. This flag has good color fastness.


It is important to use the correct sized flag for your application. Flags can be displayed either indoors or outdoors and on a variety of poles.

For Indoor Display or Parades:  3ft. x 5ft. or 4ft. x 6ft. flags

Military & Color Guards: 3ft. x 5ft. or 4 1/3ft. x 5 1/2ft. flags

Angled Home Flagpoles: 3ft. x 5ft. flags for 6ft. poles or 4ft. x 6ft. flags for 8ft. poles on larger homes

Flags for Outdoor Flagpoles

Sizes vary depending on the height of the pole. The length of the flag should be from one-quarter to one-third the height of the flagpole. See the chart below for appropriate flagpole and flag size combinations.

Flagpole and Flag Size Chart
Exposed Pole Height 20′ 25′ 30′ 35′ 40′
Suggested Flag Size 3′ x 5′ 4′ x 6′ 5′ x 8′ 6′ x 10′ 8′ x 12′