How to hang the American Flag


The U.S. The Flag Code is a set regulations that govern how the American flag can be displayed. Although these regulations are not legally required for citizens, Nathan and Kevin agree that they are a great way to show your pride for the flag.

Flag Rules Homeowners Need to Know

  • The flag should not fly in bad weather unless it is an all-weather flag.
  • If the flag is not properly lit, it should not be displayed at night.
  • The flag should always be hung so that the union (the section of blue with 50 stars) is in the upper left corner.
  • If the flag is damaged beyond repair, it should not be torn or damaged. Most people recommend that it be burned, starting at the Union. If you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself, you can ask your local Boy Scout troop or American Legion group to do it for you.

How to mount a flag

  • Use a drill driver to attach a flag bracket to the wall.
  • Nathan prefers an adjustable flag bracket. This makes it easier for him to place the flag at the right angle to the building.
  • They sell mounting plates with cleats that can be screwed through plate, siding and into the sheathing. Mount the flag bracket to the plate.
  • Place the flag pole in the flag bracket, and then tighten it by hand.


Nathan demonstrated how a mounting block works well for vinyl siding. It is a Ply Gem surface mounting block that can be purchased at most home centers.

Home centers can also stock the flag kit and other mounting brackets Nathan showed in the segment.

Nathan recommends that you contact your local American Legion post, Boy Scouts of America troop or Boy Scouts of America to have a U.S. Flag retired.

Learn more about the U.S. Flag Code. Flag Code, visit

Shopping List

  • Flag of the United States
  • Flag mounting bracket

Tools & Materials

  • Drill driver


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