For best results do not expose your flag to rain, snow or abnormally high winds. Should the flag become wet it should be spread out and allowed to dry completely. Do not fold or roll-up a wet or damp flag.
Flags displayed outdoors are often exposed to airborne contaminants such as dirt, smoke and dust. To keep its rich colors looking bright, your flag can be hand-washed with warm water and a mild soap, then thoroughly rinsed and spread out to dry. Do not let the flag stand in the wash water or you might experience some color "make off" onto the white portions. Professional dry cleaning is recommended for indoor/parade flags.
Do not place the flag where the wind will whip it against rough surfaces, tree branches, wire, cable, etc. The smallest tear can soon result in a tattered flag. Keep the pole surface free of heavy dirt, rust, scale or corrosion that could damage your flag.