When done properly Banner Installation using rope virtually eliminates the likelihood of your banner getting damaged by the wind. In this video I’m going to demostrate the 2 methods recommended by Rocket Banner Company. The first method I’ll demonstrate is my preferred method because it holds the banner more taut then the alternative method, but either method works great so I’ll leave it to you to choose. First you’re going to need some 1/4 inch Nylon and Polyester rope, however if your banner is larger than a 4×10 I recommend you use the much stronger 3/8 inch rope, now when cutting this rope I recommend that you first tape it as shown here, otherwise it will fray and start to unravel. Next you’ll need some 3/16 quick links one for each grommet hole. Also, like always, you’re going to need plenty of tie ties. All items can be purchased at the Home Depot.
Before heading out install the 3/16 quick links, one for each grommet hole, this will save you having to do it in the field.
When on site first string the upper rope between the mounting hard points, here we are using trees, but poles, buildings, vehicles, anything that provides a solid anchor is what we are looking for.
Next, hang the banner from the quick links and secure the corners by pulling the banner taut and tie ti-ing the quick links to the rope at about a 45 degree angle, at this point leave the tie ties slightly loose to allow for a final adjustment.
Now String the lower rope, use a spread between the upper and lower ropes equal to an additional foot and a half to 2 feet of banner height, this will help keep the banner taut. Now, also ensure the ropes are parallel to each other, this will prevent the banner from crinkling.
Now, Attach the lower quick links to the rope and loosely secure with tie ties.
Make final adjustments to the positions of the quicklinks and firmly tighten the tie ties.
The corner quicklinks should now reside at approximately a 45 degree angle and the mid quick links should be vertical.by Share this content