At CRW Flags, we are often asked "How long will this flag last?" We have found this question nearly impossible to answer accurately. No two flags receive identical wear. Many factors have to be taken into consideration such as the location of the flag, the environment, and to what extent preventive maintenance measures are used. There are many contributing factors to flag wear; wind, rain and sun to name a few. Neither you nor we can control the elements; however, you can avoid carelessness, which is probably the greatest cause of flag deterioration. Proper maintenance of your flag will help to prolong the flag life.