About a year ago, we lost our flagpole in a storm…it may have even been during Hurricane Sandy. The flagpole bracket was plastic and a strong wind finally snapped it off. With everything else going on, it wasn’t a priority to put up a new flagpole bracket, but finally, when it was 18 degrees outside, we decided to do it. It’s one of those 10 minute projects that often gets put on the back burner, but it adds a lot of charm and curb appeal to a house.
Jeff removed the old bracket with a drill…
…and installed the new bracket in the same place. Since he was drilling into solid wood, he didn’t have to use the wall anchors that came with the set. The bracket was the same size as the old one, so he didn’t even have to drill pilot holes.
Since our pole is mounted so the pole extends vertically, we have a 2″ screw for the pole to rest on. This bracket can be mounted vertically as well and positioned so the pole extends at a diagonal. The horizontal mounting was best for our porch.
I put up a “winter” flag my mom got me for Christmas one year. I have a Redskins flag all ready for next September…as embarrassing as that may be.
So, if you’re ready for spring and itching to do an outdoor project and willing to brave 18 degree weather, a 10 minute flagpole installation is the perfect little project for you!