I’ve read numerous reviews on here about how difficult the protective film is to remove, but it’s NOT! It literally took me less than 10 minutes to remove it from all 12 panels of my 8’x2’ bed. Just lay the panels on a flat surface with the screw holes to the top & bottom so the lines are running vertically. Use your fingernail to lift a small section of film from the top corner. Start lifting the film until a bit of it is lifted across the entire top of the panel. If a section does start to tear away from the rest, stop pulling in that area & lift on other side until it’s pulling in one piece again. Just for reference, mine had been stored in a room about 68 degrees. The panels are well constructed. It also comes with bracing rods that keep it from warping out when filled with dirt. Other brands don’t come with these! It also comes packaged very well! I did a lot of research before buying, and it is very reasonably priced for its quality! I LOVE mine & definitely DON’T regret my purchase! I have 2 bell peppers, 6 cucumbers, 1 summer squash & 6 bush beans planted in my 8’x2’x17” bed & they are doing great so far!