Coming strong with its P3 Motors that bring 1/2HP of power, Liftmaster attempts to liftoff its garage door opener game by penetrating the market through mid-range motors. Although these motors may not be as strong as ¾ ones, the screw fixture makes it stronger than belt drives yet it emits lesser noise compared to chain driven openers. Having the strength of both types of panels, join us as we take a full view of whether or not this product is worthy of your praise.
- EASE OF USE
The LiftMaster 3240 is a typical garage door opener with crucial features and add-ons that should be expected right from the start. It has an automatic reverse function that halts and reverts the path of the door if the sensors find out that someone or something is obstructing the door. It also is equipped with the PosiLock system that firmly applies pressure on the door once it is closed in order to permanently shut it off until and unless you need it otherwise to open. This in turn prevents theft in your home.
To add another layer of security, it also features a Rolling Code technology which encrypts and changes the code that the machine uses in its communication prior to you opening and closing the garage.
The first thing that we noticed about the machine is that upon installation which can typically last up to 3 hours (a moderately difficult unit that needs a little help upon installation), its rail is actually made of aluminum without any assembly. This means that you don’t have to apply oil or have this unit maintained always since it does not have multi-parts made of plastic.
This galvanized steel rail also reduces friction and noise. Its ½ HP motor gives a smooth and soft operation overall. Lastly, it is HomeLink enabled hence connectivity from your car wouldn’t be a problem, albeit you would be needing a repeater if your car was manufactured before 2011.
What we liked about it is in terms of connectivity, its HomeLink system is seamless and it has an adjustable time delay for the light to dim and finally turn off. The motors are also strong enough to lift doors below 500 pounds.
Also, it isn’t too powerful to the point that the doors bang in the end. This model has a soft start and stop option- making it last longer compared to others.
The thing that most people might not like about it is that it is still in the noisy side of the spectrum if noise is taken into consideration. Although it emits lesser noise compared to chain driven ones, it still does emit a considerable amount of sound. However, considering that it is minimal, then perhaps it isn’t much of an issue for many.
Overall, the LiftMaster 3240 is a good addition to those who are thinking to expand their garage or homes. The motor is reliable and smooth. Although it may not be the quietest model around, its noise have been considerably lessened. Its HomeLink capability and security features are also worth praising. In conclusion, this model is a mid-range product that specializes on the strength of both belt driven and chain driven panels yet it is attuned to have lesser noise and vibration.