American Flag Repair Program
SAVE 50% ON AMERICAN FLAGS
Always have a flag flying while one is being repaired.
Save on U.S. flags simply by making them last twice as long
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We just started an AMERICAN FLAG REPAIR PROGRAM which could save you thousands of dollars per year. If you order an American flag 15' x 25' or larger we will ship your order in a military grade duffel bag as shown below. There’s no charge for the duffel bag. (Any of our U.S. flags 15' x 25' or larger qualify, click here)
Here are the details:
The duffel bag is reusable and can be used to return the flags for repairs. We can usually make 2 or 3 wind damage repairs before the flag gets too short. Your savings is tremendous; for example, the cost of repairing a 20' x 30' American flag is typically around $60. Compared to purchasing new, that's a savings of $376. The larger the flag the bigger the savings.
By using a zippered duffel bag, instead of a box, it's easy for you to return the flag for repairs. It's also easy to store until needed versus a big box.
It a win-win for everyone! You save money on flags and we keep our sewing room busy while also reducing waste. Order online or call our office at 262-783-4800 ext. 14 (M-F, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM CST)
Average Cost of Repairs (not including shipping)
15’x25’ – $30
20’x30’ – $60
25’x40’ – $80
30’x50’ – $100
30’x60’ – $120
How to Return Your Flag for Repairs
Download, print and mail our form
Return the flag to:
American Flags Express
12577 W. Custer Ave.
Butler, WI 53007
Shipping must be prepaid. If you would prefer, e-mail a photo of your flag first for evaluation
kt@FlagsExpress.com or call our office at 262-783-4800 ext. 10
When to Return a Flag for Repair
Typically the upper fly corner is first to incur wind damage. This is the area that whips most. We recommend returning your flag for repairs as soon as wind damage exceeds beyond the first top red stripe.
Our Typical American Flag Repair
The flag does have to be shortened. The outer fly side of the flag is cut back to strong material. The new edge is folded and re-sewn in a fashion similar to the original flag, typically at least four rows of reinforcement stitching. Extra corner reinforcement can be added for an additional fee beginning at $32.00 and going up depending on flag size.
Typically you can expect one to two week turnaround time. This is dependent upon time of year, size of flag and amount of damage. You can call or e-mail our office for current approximate turnaround times.
Is It Proper to Repair an American Flag?
Yes, repairing and washing an American flag is not a violation of US Flag Code. Accepted practice allows the flag to be shortened until the overall fly dimension is at least twice the width of the star field (union). We would recommend replacing the flag before it gets that short but it is not uncommon to repair American flags at least once in order to extend the life.
Just want to purchase a duffel bag?
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Repairs to Other Flags
Yes, we do repair state, country, corporate flags and banners. Send us a photo and we will provide you with more details. kt@FlagsExpress.com
*Actual savings is dependent upon local conditions and flag damage when returned for repairs.
will provide you with an E-mail notification when your American or state flag should be flown at half-staff in accordance to Presidential proclamations.