Cost to Install a Flagpole – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 847

$ 500

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 50% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install a Flagpole noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

What’s the cost to install a flagpole? The contractor cost to install a flagpole is $847 vs. $500, the DIY cost. No matter who installs it, flying Old Glory makes everyone who sees it proud.

No matter what time of year it is, seeing Old Glory waving in the wind always brings a sense of pride. If you’re considering adding a flagpole to your yard, a good choice is a telescoping pole with aluminum sections that slide up and down and snap in place.

A contractor will charge $847 to install a 25-foot pole in concrete, which includes the labor and material. You can buy a flagpole kit for $500 and install it yourself. The kit includes a 25-foot pole with an installation sleeve and gold ball top, a 3-foot-by-5-foot flag and swivel rings, and a harness that allows the flag to fly freely. Another cost is $25 for concrete mix and gravel for its foundation.

To install a pole, dig a round hole approximately 28-inches deep by 12-inches round, and place 6-inches of small gravel for drainage in the bottom of the hole. Insert the bolt in the sleeve and fill in the area around it with concrete. Use a carpenter’s level to make sure it is level.

When choosing a flag pole you should know about the wind in your area. Really. The wind load or expected wind at an elevation of 30-feet above the ground is used to determine the appropriate size of a flag pole. Don’t worry you won’t have to figure it out because flag and flag pole retailers use a reference map – it’s the same one for highway and transportation signs.

For more information from The Flag Guys click here Installing a Flagpole.

Caring for a flag: Wash a polyester or nylon flag in a machine on the “Gentle Warm” cycle and to dry, lay it on a clean dry towel so it can air dry.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a flagpole you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. 

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