I love this set. I've had it for two years, and it's held up beautifully. It might be less durable out in the weather, because part of the comfort is the woven-metal-slat seat. It has some "give". Unfortunately that's probably also a great place for trapping moisture. That said, I haven't had a problem on my covered front porch, and if I did, I'd just wax them. They were quite easy to put together, but it's important to bolt the pieces together loosely before the final tightening or they might not line up properly. This year I also bought a couple more armchairs. I love them, too. The pewter-look is achieved with random silvery paint smears, but it's very nice-looking all the same. I might try the same trick on some sconces I have!