Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions contains questions that may help you in making your purchase. We'd also recommend you read though these before contacting us

Why should I choose Windsocks Direct?

With expertise in all industries, including military and aviation, Windsocks Direct is a top choice for supplying windsocks, poles and other essential equipment worldwide.

Do I need a pole with my windsock?

Generally you’ll need a windsock pole (temporary or permanent) and the recommended type of swivel system (swivel cage or swivel arm). Permanent windsock poles are extremely durable so even if you need to replace a windsock, you can usually keep the existing pole.

Why do I need to check my windsock for weather damage?

Windsocks can be critical for safety in many situations, so it’s important they are working correctly and any damage is repaired as quickly as possible.

How do windsocks work?

To get an indication of wind speed from observing the windsock, you will need to compare the angle of the windsock to the pole frame, with the higher wind speeds producing larger angles.

Are windsocks easy to set up?

The process of setting up your windsock will depend on which swivel system and fixing type you choose and have been designed with installation in mind. A harness style system will be used for a swivel arm, and with a swivel cage there will be a single band of eyelets which are secured to the mast usually with cable ties.

How do I know what size I need?

The type of windsock needed will vary depending upon its purpose, location, surrounding conditions and any national or international regulations associated with its use. Read here for more information.

Does the colour of windsocks matter?

A windsock is typically split into five sections alternating between a bright fluorescent orange and white. This not only makes it eye-catching but also makes it visible to everyone, even in low visibility.

How do I buy a windsock?

Take a look at the options we have here to find the right option for you and then follow the instructions to complete the buying process. 

How do I get in touch with you?

You can find our contact information here including how to send us a message directly. Alternatively you can call us on +44 (0) 20 8798 3119 or email