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Common causes of halyard fraying

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Under normal use and non-emergency weather conditions, high quality flagpole halyard or pull rope shouldn’t fray for a long time. If flagpole rope starts to fray within the first year after installation, it’s important that you determine the precise reason to prevent breakage and flag damage:

Mismatched rope: Generic, natural fiber rope frays faster than tightly braided, polyester or nylon rope specifically designed to act as flagpole halyard.

Surface friction: Halyard that rubs against a rough or edged surface eventually frays. Friction fraying happens faster when halyard rubs against rust spots, paint flakes or wood splinters on older, non-aluminum flagpoles.

Our team at Budget Flagpole is proud to provide flagpole installation and repair services for our residential and commercial neighbors in Denver and surrounding areas, which is one of the many reasons why we are one of the area’s top flagpole contractors. For more tips or to schedule a free flagpole inspection and repair estimate, contact us today.

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