This company that makes these fans are obviously dedicated to quality. They are a bit pricey but artfully made. The fan has two speeds and is very quite. It is really the cutest thing. If you like animals and live in a climate where fans are a welcome necessity, this is for you! I would consider purchasing this as a gift for family and good friends. I plan to use this in an enclosed screened porch this summer so I don't have any info on weathering as of yet. It also came completely assembled.