A flag is beautiful to fly at your home and should be cared for similar to something that is living. In stormy conditions, take the flag down and bring it inside. Some people put them up and bring them down every single day. Doing this is not only a daily reminder of the flag and what it stands for, but it also shows respect. If you do leave your flag out overnight, the flag should be lit up from dusk to dawn.
If you have the means, fold the flag as you bring it down. Don’t just bring it and chuck it on the floor. Treat it like it has a heart and soul — because I think it does.