Went up easily, its important to have perfectly level ground, as there is no ability to adjust for uneven terrain. The panels went up easily too. It has held up in windstorms, rain, and the incessant Florida sun. The downside is that the bungee cords deteriorated in less than a year. I replaced them with nylon zip strips. We had to tie ours down to keep it from wandering in a wind storm, but that is okay, its not make to be a permanent structure . The next problem is that the roof didn't last long - it got brittle and cracked and split and became worthless - but it took a couple of years before it was worthless. Getting replacement parts, like a replacement roof, is exceptionally difficult. Still, it does what I need it to do and at a price point that doesn't get me nervous when the wind kicks up.