Integrity, dependability, and honesty are the guiding principles at EDL / Gate Masters. As a third-generation family-owned and operated business in South Florida, we truly value our customers. Back in 1964, we started installing garage doors and, along the way, acquired Gate Masters. We treat all our customers professionally and work hard to ensure all our products are of the highest quality available.
EDL / Gate Masters is your one-stop source for hurricane-ready garage doors, automatic openers, custom aluminum gates, access systems, barrier arms, and specialty products for residential, commercial, and industrial applications in Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties.
As a family-run business, we truly value our customers and never take their business for granted. We are thrilled when we receive letters like the ones below.
December 29, 2021
EDL Electronic Door Lift Inc.
6601 NW 15th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
On December 29 I made a trip to your facility to purchase a can of garage door operator lubricant. I took the time to drive there because my past experience has told me that you market excellent products, products that work!!
When the lady brought it to the counter she informed me that you were not going to charge me. At that point there was no clue whether I had ever made a previous purchase at you Company! This simply confirms once again that EDL is an above board Company that treats people well and markets superiority!
For the records, my late wife and I did purchase our garage door and operator from your Company, I think in 2017 or maybe 2016.
Thank You for an act of kindness,
I want to tell you that Susan and James the service tech are really outstanding. They were critical in my hour of need when I needed new springs for garage door. They are real pros and you should be really proud of them. Hey give them a raise.
Big thanks to them and EDL.
Our Google rating is 4.8 with over 100 five-star reviews.
Here are a few.
5- Stars – So happy I decided on EDL to install a new hurricane resistant garage door at my home. Very positive experience from the beginning. Fair estimate, accurate lead time quote, great follow-up and expert installers that were finished under their time quote. I can’t say that but other experiences we’re having during our house renovation. Hannah J.
5-Stars – Technician showed up on time and knew exactly what the problem was. He quickly resolved the issue with parts on his truck and the door is magically lifting and closing again. Highly recommend EDL. Steve H.
5-Stars – Fast and efficient service. Would not hesitate recommending. Barbara J.
With a large, fully stocked fleet of vehicles, we offer Same-Day and 24/7/365 Emergency Service.
Depending on your location and usage a quality garage door can last from 10 to 20 years. Proximity to the ocean and salt air is a big factor in South Florida for determining how long your garage door will last. So if your door has only minor damage, but is getting on in years, you should consider getting a replacement.
A broken spring or damaged cables are the most common problems and can be repaired by replacing the springs and / or lift cables. If your door lifts unevenly, makes a loud bang (the sound of the spring failing), or only partially opens a broken spring or damaged cable is most likely your problem. Garage door springs are kept under high tension and requires special tools to repair, so it is best to hire a professional to do the job.
A single damaged panel can sometimes be replaced provided a matching replacement panel can be acquired, but in most cases it is better to get the whole garage door replaced.
If you have rust, fading or damage to multiple panels you should consider replacing your garage door completely.
In South Florida garage doors that are not hurricane / impact rated should get replaced. It is important that your replacement door meets the code requirements for your area’s minimum wind speed, exposure and structural type and to qualify for potential home insurance discounts. Broward and Miami-Dade are located in a High Velocity Hurricane Zone, which has the most stringent building code requirements in the state of Florida. You should consult a professional to make sure the door you select meets local code requirement.
Do I need a permit? Yes. A permit is required to insure the garage door has been properly installed following the manufacturer’s installation instructions and the garage door meets applicable building codes. The inspector will also need to check the manufacturer’s sticker that is affixed to the door to make sure the door meets local building code requirements.
A 2019 cost vs. value report by Remodeling Magazine lists garage door replacement as having the number one return on investment. A new garage door returns a whopping 97.5% of cost recouped when you decide to sell your home, virtually paying for itself.
Finally, as one of the largest architectural features on your home a new garage door can give your home a much needed face lift and add tremendous curb appeal. Garage doors come in many styles that will fit the architectural look of your home, be it traditional or contemporary. In addition, most doors come in standard colors, but often you can special order a door color that will give your door the perfect finish.
If your garage door need to be serviced or replaced – EDL / Gate Masters is a third generation, family run company that has been in business since 1964 serving Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade County. We carry only the finest quality products with garage doors from Raynor and Haas, plus LiftMaster / Chamberlain openers. Call us at (954) 972-9300 for a free estimate.
A broken garage door spring is one of the most common garage door repairs. Garage door springs have a life span and will eventually fail after so many open and close cycles. Typically, a garage door spring will last from 5 to 8 years and should last around 5,000 to 10,000 cycles. Some signs of a broken garage spring include; garage door goes up a few inches and stops, you hear a very loud bang in the garage (the sound of the spring breaking), the cable and pulley are hanging down and when you pull the emergency release rope, the garage door cannot be lifted. These are all signs (more…)