Are you looking for a comfortable yet durable outdoor glider for your patio or backyard? If chosen properly, a heavy duty outdoor glider will last over 20 years and will continue to look as good as the day you bought it.
Choosing the right materials and manufacturer for your outdoor glider is very important and will determine the longevity of your outdoor glider.
What Materials Are Best for Heavy Duty Outdoor Gliders?
At Monarch, we specialize in selling furniture and gliders made with durable poly lumber. Poly lumber is made with recycled plastic milk jugs and has a number of benefits over traditional wood.
Though it retains the look and feel of real wood, poly is more durable, won’t absorb moisture, and won’t splinter or crack over time. Because our poly lumber is protected with UV protectant, you can also leave your gliders outside year-round without fear of fading, even if left in direct exposure to the sun.
If you live in an area with heavy wind, rain, or snow, you should also consider the sturdiness and water resistant properties of your furniture. Poly lumber is ideal for heavy duty furniture like gliders as it’s heavy enough that it can’t be blown around in strong winds. Because it’s made with recycled plastic, it won’t absorb water or become waterlogged, preventing rotting and splintering down the line.
In addition to using durable poly lumber, our manufacturers use marine grade stainless steel in the production of their furniture, further lengthening the lifespan of their outdoor gliders.
Our manufacturers are based entirely in the United States. We wouldn’t sell anything that we wouldn’t buy and use ourselves, which is why we sell only the highest quality and most durable products. Our manufacturers offer residential use warranties ranging from 20 years to lifetime, so you can be sure that your outdoor glider will last for ages.
Many of our manufacturers, like Wildridge, are based in Amish communities and employ Amish craftsmen in the production of their outdoor gliders.
Our Recommendations for Heavy Duty Gliders
Here are our favorite heavy duty outdoor gliders:
Wildridge Heritage Two Seat Glider
This two seated glider from Wildridge is versatile enough that it will work well in any patio. With plenty of colors to choose from and two-tone color options, this heavy duty glider can be customized to fit your outdoor space perfectly. It features a smooth, gliding motion and weighs in at 124 pounds, so you’ll never have to worry about it blowing away in the wind.
You can leave this glider outdoors year-round and won’t ever have to paint, reseal, or treat it.
Wildridge Heritage Single Glider
The single glider from Wildridge is another patio staple. This glider pairs well with end tables from Wildridge and goes great as a set with Wildridge’s Two Seat Glider.
With Wildridge’s 20 year residential warranty, you can rest assured that this is the last glider you’ll need to buy for a long time. Pair it with a gliding footrest from Wildridge and make it the most sought-after seat on your patio.
Wildridge Classic Glider
If you’re looking for a lower-back, bench style glider, Wildridge’s Classic Glider is a great choice. This classic and minimal style provides a comfortable and relaxing seat to spend time with loved ones during summer evenings.