Since I live in South Florida where it is humid, sunny, rainy and hot most of the year, I wanted something that will last a long, long time. The gliders were the perfect fit and style. I love the aruba blue color and have received many complements on the high quality, look and movement of the glider. Once I told my friends the construction is made from recycled milk jugs, they didn't believe me. My only suggestion is to have the gliders at a more reclined angle, not too much but just enough to feel as if you were leaning backwards in the glider. Otherwise, I'm very happy with these gliders and they will last a long time! Once assembled, they have some weight to them which is good... solid and sturdy.