Decko is a growing brand in the field of garage door openers and the Decko 24300 is something worth analyzing for due to the power that its manufacturer apparently boasts about. Its guidebook also is a breath of fresh air in the sea of door openers that have vague manuals. With its ¾ Heavy Duty motor and wireless functions, join as us we take a look at the things that it can do best as well as the areas that its predecessors need to improve at.
- EASE OF USE
Decko 24300 may not be as robust in terms of features compared to other mainstream brands but the software options that it can offer are more than enough to get you going. Suffice to say, all of the features of this model are optimized and not based on gimmicks. If you need a wireless connectivity, it offers that through its wireless panel and 2 three button remotes. It also encrypts and changes the codes that it sends to the panel every time you have to access your garage, preventing theft in your home.
Moreover, it is also equipped with an auto-reverse system that stops the motion of the doors once the sensors comes into contact with an obstructing object or person. Lastly, its soft start and stop feature makes the motor learn the mass of your door, hence allowing it to slow down first before fully stopping and starting to prevent that loud bang in the end that can cause mechanical wear and tear in your chains and motor.
The ¾ horsepower DC motor provides an efficient lift for doors that are much heavier than 700 pounds. It comes with an 8 foot extension to the default 7ft x18ft dimension that it can accommodate. Also its wirings are non-polarized in order to prevent wiring errors in its installation. Operation-wise, the motor is silent enough although we have heard much more silent models.
What can be noticed though is the self-learning panel that adjusts the speed of the closing mechanism based on the mass of your door. This particular functionality provides control to the massive power that the motor delivers.
Most garage door openers are very hard to install chiefly because of the unclear instructions. The 24300 deviates from that problem as their manual offers clear directions. Their customer support is also very accommodating, offering a large plus to this relatively new model. We also think that offering only the features that are needed was a good move from the manufacturer. This prevents unnecessary errors and disappointments from future users.
Perhaps the only disadvantage of the Decko is its price. It is placed on the higher end of the price spectrum making this item less available to all users. However, the price is really commensurate compared to the quality of the device.
Overall, we liked how this model have stood out amongst others even if it is relatively new in the market. The motor was powerful yet the panel exhibited great control over its strength by learning the mass of the door that it handles. The mechanism is intuitive and smooth and it also provides the needed features from a Decko 24300 garage door opener. In conclusion, relative to its price, this item provides so much more value to the user.