Telescoping flagpoles are constructed from aluminum tubes of different diameters. The poles slide into one another and form a telescoping structure. Each section is then raised to its highest point before being locked in place. Telescoping flagpoles have no ropes that could be tangled, worn, or bang against it in windy weather. They can be built in heights ranging from six to thirty five feet. Due to their tapered effect, Telescoping flagpoles can more last longer than one-piece poles.
Three factors should be considered when looking for a telescoping rod. Tubing size and locking system.
Telescoping flagpoles have the largest diameters. They also have the highest elevations. You can compare flagpoles of the same height by looking at the largest section or tubing. While wall thickness (or the thickness on the pole) can have an impact on strength, it is not as important as pole diameter.
Since most manufacturers own a patent, locking mechanisms can vary from one manufacturer to the next. Look for a system with self-indexing. Each section that is raised will automatically be guided to the locking position. The locking system cannot be friction- or expand-based. In order to reduce the risk of a damaged lock, it is important to choose a lock that has few or no moving parts.
The manufacturer should supply a spring assistance system. Spring assistance systems make assembly of smaller flagpoles easy. The spring assist system is needed for flagpoles that exceed twenty feet in height. Pole weights can vary from twelve to twenty pounds.