This is my second jagunda feeder. I had to replace my last one after at least 15 years out in the weather. My problem was that a in the past year a very determined squirrel actually managed to work at one of the drainage holes in the tray, and eventually made it big enough to squeeze through to get the seed. When I blocked that hole with a rock, he got to work on another one and again managed to get through! With this new one, I put a squirrel baffle on the pole! Otherwise it holds up very well over time.
When I received this item the poles came rusted. Chewy offered to take it back but I had purchased bags of bird seed and I wanted to feed the birds so I kept it. The rusted poles did not prevent the feeder from going together. The issue is the design of the tray. There are no drainage holes in the very bottom so the water stays in. The water then freezes at night and it is a mess. I have been out there with paper towels trying to absorb the mucky seed and who knows what else from the tray before it freezes. Why wouldn’t they put drainage holes in the bottom of the tray. It is what it is but based on cost I do not feel the quality is there. It needs too much maintenance when there is rain or snow.