If you are doing VHF and UHF a simple antenna like a J pole can easily be made or if your prefer purchased. I have also liked making my own antennas. For HF frequencies a dipole is also easily made form wire. I made a end feed half wave that also require winding a toroid to make the matching transformer, but that is not difficult to do.
All antennas will be affected by weather and you should check them periodically looking for corroded connections and other issues. Most HAMS will get years out of their antennas. I try to use an antenna analyzer about once a month.
You should protect all connections from the weather. I wrap my coax connections in self sealing tape to prevent water form getting into them.
Also be careful with home owners associations. their bylaws usually prohibit antennas, thought often simple wire antennas are not visible and don't get noticed.