When Should I Replace My Flag?
We recommend that when you see any rips, tears or faded colors, you should consider replacement. You will see these signs based on how often you fly your flag and your unique weather patters.
|I fly my flag:||On Holidays||Often||Always|
|Replace Every:||1-5 Years||12 Months||4-8 Months|
By The Book
The United States Flag Code states:
"(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."
But what does "no longer a fitting emblem for display mean"?
This is obviously open to interpretation. But like a nice shirt or sweater, we generally know when our clothing is no longer suitable to be worn to church or a dinner party. It's similar to your flag–you should want it to look its best out of respect for what it represents.