We are looking at some gensun furniture at a local store but also wondering about quality of that brand or other similar type of aluminum non cushioned furniture for a patio?
I've had my cast aluminum Brown Jordan Roma with straps for about 13 years in a coastal environment (salt air) and the metal is in perfect condition. The straps have discolored a bit, but are not brittle, so still usable. I've never covered the set. It stays out with the west sun beating on it year-round. Of course, I don't get ice, snow or freezing temperatures, so I don't know how those might impact the furniture.
Another rec for Brown Jordan!!