How Do I Install a Wall-Mounted Pole for a Windsock?

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While many applications require free-standing windsocks, a wall-mounted pole can provide a convenient and affordable option for those looking to affix a windsock to a flat-roofed building. Because the pole is attached to the building via the use of bolts or brackets, no tripod base or concrete foundation is necessary, cutting down on installation time and expense.

As well as permanent solutions, wall-mounted poles also come in temporarily deployable varieties, offering flexibility for those who wish to use the same pole at a variety of sites or for a shorter period. Help and guidance on how to install both kinds of wall-mounted poles is provided below.

Permanent Wall Pole

Available in both mild steel and 316 stainless steel, permanent wall poles are affixed to the side of a building using four sturdy bolts, which we supply as standard. With a total height of 3.2m, it’s recommended that you allow a minimum of 2m roof clearance in order to ensure that the windsock is removed far enough from the building to fully capture the prevailing wind conditions.

So as to guarantee the safety and longevity of the windsock, it’s advised that you use a fully qualified professional to oversee the installation. Swivel arms and windsocks are sold separately from the pole itself, and it’s recommended that you do not use a windsock of more than 1.5m (5ft) in length with this pole. Purchasing a windsock from our website along with the pole will enable a 50% discount on the product.

Deployable Wall-Mounted Pole

Rather than using bolts, this deployable wall-mounted pole only requires the use of wall brackets, meaning it can be installed and uninstalled in a matter of minutes. What’s more, the handpump (included in the purchase) means you can extend the pole to its maximum length of 3.2m from ground level. Having been tested at temperatures from -40°C to 55°C, this durable pole is capable of withstanding extreme conditions and poses a very attractive option as a semi-permanent pole, as well.

Constructed from aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, the pole is strong and sturdy and only requires attachment at the base of the building. Then it’s simply a case of using the handpump (minimal arm power necessary) to extend the pole high enough to achieve sufficient clearance and the mast is ready to go. Swivel arms are included as standard and windsocks can be added to the purchase, incurring a 50% discount on their cost price. A windsock of 2.1m (7ft) or less is recommended for this kind of wall-mounted pole.

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