Do you want to fly a flag only on flag flying occasion, such as the Fourth of July, or everyday?
If you plan to fly a flag occasionally, like on holidays, consider buying a 15, 18, 20, or 25-foot sectional pole. These poles are less expensive and ideal for such use. If you plan to fly a flag on daily basis consider a heavier duty aluminum or fiberglass pole. These provide the durability needed for everyday use.