The common issue among all garage door openers is that it takes almost half a day just to install it and more likely than not, you would also have to hire a contractor just to install it. This isn’t the case with the Decko Garage Door Opener 24503 as it was built by the company with the special consideration that anyone with a Do-It-Yourself attitude can install the model without any problem. Packed with various security features, this Decko Garage Door Opener is slowly gaining popularity despite it being relatively new in the market. Read on as we dissect this product for a critical review on its features and other crucial matters.
- EASE OF USE
Silent operation is one of the default feature that you would look for in a door opener and Decko does well on that area. It may not be the most silent in the group of garage door panels in the market but it is one of the smoothest. It is equipped with a ¾ horsepower belt drive that is connected to non-polarized wirings, thus providing a wiring error free installation. The hardware can handle doors up to 7 feet high and 18 feet wide with an eight-foot extension for larger doors.
The package comes with a 3 wall function panel, 2 remote controls which has 3 buttons, and a wireless button and keypad duo. It does contain a lighting system, though the bulbs are not included. All of these work perfectly with its auto-reverse system in cases when a person or object comes into contact with the gate while it is closing.
The auto-reverse system is intuitive and accurate enough. Even a slight contact from your pet dog can trigger the door to stop, properly securing anyone if ever you accidentally close the door. It is also compatible with HomeLink, hence a quick try from our car provided a seamless control from inside. The belt drive is moderate in speed, providing a quiet opening and closing mechanism overall.
In terms of installation, it took us an hour to install everything into place, relatively faster and easier compared to any other belt drives out there. We do however recommend to watch installation videos before actually setting it up if you are new to these gadgets in order to fully equip yourself with the general methodology.
In terms of providing a basic home security system, the Decko Garage Door Opener is good enough for any first timer in garage doors. It has a limited lifetime warranty which is also an indicator of its quality. Before releasing the actual product, the company stated that it undergoes a 20-checkpoint system. So in terms of quality and ease of installation, the Decko aces our inspection.
- While it takes a relatively shorter time to install compared to other doors, what we think was not present were the extra accessories that needed to be purchased separately.
- Other models do have this option such as extra lights or rails. However, considering its price and ease of installation, it is still cost efficient.
In terms of the potentials that it can offer, the Decko Garage Door Opener is a promising model. It works best even if it does not come with extra bulbs and rails. The motor is powerful enough and does not slow down even after a lot of cycles.
The safety features such as the auto-reverse system and safety release are also a big addition to the product. Overall, the Decko is a formidable option in terms of home improvement.