Albany has flagpoles and banners available for sale. A banner is either a flag or a piece of cloth whose dimensions can vary, which are printed with certain symbols, or text. These can be flags of countries or organizations, or customized banners for advertisement. Flagpoles is the support, made of wood or metal, on which the banner or flag is attached. Nowadays, lighter, sturdier materials like fiberglass is also commonly used. The flagpole may be either in one piece, or a number of pieces that may be assembled. The ANSI/NAAMM guide specification FP-1001-97 covers the engineering aspects of metal flagpoles to ensure safe construction. Banners can be customized for certain companies, organizations or events such as trade shows and conventions in Albany. They can be either appliqued, handmade flags, or banners emblazoned with customized designs, corporate logos or any bespoke image. The flagpole can be of different designs, lengths and customized to suit individual purposes. The pricing can also vary significantly.