Live in a dry place? You won’t get a longer-lasting American flag than this. Our 2-ply polyester fabric can really take a beating in high winds. However, it’s thick and heavy (it looks just like cotton, even better in our opinion) so it can soak up water in the rain and get weighed down. If rain is not a threat to your flag—whether you take it down in bad weather or you live in a relatively dry place—get this one. Please note Sizes 8' x 12' and larger feature nylon rope-reinforced headings with galvanized thimbles rather than grommets on the corners. Sizes 10' x 15' and larger also have additional brass grommets along the headings for added stability and durability.