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At The Good Guys Garage Door Company we are dedicated to providing our customers with more than just a garage door. We want your experience to be positive before, during, and after the sale. We warranty all our work and we strive to be better than anyone in the business. 

We Specialize in the Installation and Repair of Residential Garage Doors and Openers in The Dallas, Texas Metroplex. The Good Guys Garage Door is family owned and operated. We have been providing expert residential garage door service and garage door installations for many years to all of Dallas, Denton, Collin, Rockwall, Kaufman Counties. Centrally located in Dallas, Texas, our fleet of service trucks can offer same day service to most communities. Broken garage door springs and residential sectional garage doors are our specialty. Our trucks are completely stocked with the parts necessary to repair that broken garage door, remote transmitter, or a broken door cable. Call Today 972-400-5957

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A garage door is the largest moving object in your home and because of the large number of small parts, its installation is highly technical. Connecting the springs can be particularly dangerous and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door.  Professional installers can typically install a door in a few hours and are careful to make sure safety requirements are met. Installations by most homeowners typically span several days and cause much frustration. In addition, incorrect installation can void certain warranties, so we recommend a professional company like ours handle the job for you.

With years of experience installing and servicing garage doors, garage door springs and openers, 
we know how to do the job right! Expert garage door service and courteous, friendly people, and offering a wide range of services:
  • Broken spring replacement
  • Garage door & opener repair.
  • New garage door & opener installation.
  • Do-it-Yourself springs and parts
  • Section Replacements
  • Broken Cable Replacements
  • Garage door off track
  • Same Day Service In Most Cases


Garage Door Torsion Springs Color codes

Torsion Springs


Measure the length of the unwound spring.
Do not measure the end caps of the springs. If your garage door has
left and right wound springs, measure both, as they may differ.

Next, Measure the Inside Diameter (ID) of the spring

1 3/4"
2"
2 1/4"

Next, Determine the Wire Size.
Measure the length of 10 coils of the spring
.
Example: 10 coils measures 2 1/4" = .225 wire size. (See chart below for examples)

Spring Wire Chart
Length of 10 Coils
Length of 20 Coils
Wire Size
1 1/4"
2 1/2"
.125
1 3/8"
2 3/4"
.135
1 7/16"
2 7/8"
.142
1 1/2"
3"
.1483
1 9/16"
3 1/8"
.1562
1 5/8"
3 1/4"
.162
1 11/16"
3 3/8"
.170
1 3/4" 3 1/2" .177
1 7/8" 3 3/4" .1875
1 15/16" 3 7/8" .192
2 1/16" 4 1/8" .207
2 3/16" 4 3/8" .2187
2 1/4" 4 1/2" .2253
2 5/16" 4 7/8" .2343
2 7/16" 4 7/8" .2437
2 1/2" 5" .250
2 5/8" 5 1/4" .2625
2 3/4" 5 1/2" .273
2 13/16" 5 5/8" .283
2 7/8" 5 3/4" .289
2 15/16" 5 7/8" .295
3 1/16" 6 1/8" .3065
3 1/8" 6 1/4" .3125
3 3/16" 6 3/8" .3195
3 5/16" 6 5/8" .331
3 7/16" 6 7/8" .3437
3 5/8" 7 1/4" .3625
3 3/4" 7 1/2" .375
3 15/16" 7 7/8" .3938
4 1/16" 8 1/8" .4062
4 7/32" 8 7/16" .4218
4 5/16" 8 5/8" .4305
4 3/8" 8 3/4" .4375
4 17/32" 9 1/16" .4531
4 5/8" 9 1/4" .4615
4 11/16" 9 3/8" .4687
4 7/8" 9 3/4" .490
5" 10" .500
5 5/16" 10 5/8" .5312
5 5/8" 11 1/4" .5625
6 1/4" 12 1/2" .625

Old Springs - Your garage door’s springs are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your door. Springs wear out. When they break, injury can result. If you have an older garage door, have your springs inspected by a professional technician and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs, both should be replaced, even if one is not broken. This will not only prevent any damage caused by the breaking of the second spring, but also keep your door working efficiently.

Loud Springs - Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before calling a professional service technician, use a spray-on lubricant (recommended especially for garage doors). If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service. WARNING - Springs are under high tension. Only qualified persons should adjust them.

Garage door springs, cables, brackets, and other hardware attached to the springs are under very high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person should adjust them, but only by carefully following the manufacturer's instructions.

The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust torsion springs yourself.

A restraining cable or other device should be installed on the extension spring (the spring along the side of the door) to help contain the spring if it breaks.

WARNING - Never remove, adjust, or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.

Lubrication
Regularly lubricate the moving parts of the door. However, do not lubricate plastic idler bearings. Consult the door owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendation.

 

DASMA OFFICIAL COLOR CODES
TORSION SPRINGS
.148
TAN
.162
GREEN
.177
GOLD
.1875
BLUE
.192
ORANGE
.207
YELLOW
.2187
WHITE
.2253
RED
.2343
BROWN
.2437
GREEN
.250
GOLD
.2625
BLUE
.273 ORANGE
.283 LT. BLUE
.289 YELLOW
.289 WHITE
.295 BROWN
.3095 TAN
.3195 GREEN
.331 GOLD
.3437 BLUE
.3625 ORANGE
.375 LT. BLUE
.3938 YELLOW
.4062 WHITE
.4218 RED
.4305 BROWN
.4375 TAN
.4531 GREEN
.4615 GOLD
.4687 BLUE
.490 LT. BLUE
.500 YELLOW
.5312 WHITE
.5625 RED

If you currently have 2 springs on your garage door, you should replace both springs at the same time.

 

About City:


Grand Prairie is a city in Dallas, Ellis, and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas and is a part of the Mid-Cities region in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Grand Prairie is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth and in 2006 had a population of 153,812.

The city of Grand Prairie was first established as “Dechman” by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. Dechman, who was from Birdville learned that he could trade his oxen and wagons for land in Dallas County. In 1863, Dechman bought 239 ½ acres of land on the eastern side of the Trinity River and 100 acres of timber land on the west side of the river for a broken down wagon, oxen team and US$200 in Confederate money. He tried to establish a home on the property, but ran into difficulties, so he returned to his family in Birdville before joining in the Civil War. Then in 1867, he filed a town plat consisting of 50 acres with Dallas County.

After the war, he returned to Birdville for two years before selling that farm in 1867 and moving to Houston, where Yellow Fever broke out causing the family to settle in Bryan. In 1876, Dechman traded half his "prairie" property to T&P Railroad to ensure the railroad came through the town. The railroad named the depot "Dechman" prompting its namesake to relocate his home from Bryan to Dechman. His son Alexander had been living in Dechman and operating a trading post and farm. The first church in the area was the Good Hope Cumberland Sabbath School established in 1870 by Rev. Andrew Hayter. The church was later renamed West Fork United Presbyterian Church and remains an active church.

The first U.S. Post Office opened in 1877 under the name “Deckman” rather than "Dechman" because the United States Postal Service couldn't read the writing on the form completed to open the post office. Later that same year, after the Postal Service had adopted the "Deckman" name, confusion resulted from the T&P Railroad designation Grand Prairie. This name was based on maps drawn from around 1850 through 1858 that labeled the area between Dallas and Fort Worth "the grand prairie of Texas". In order to alleviate the confusion, the Postal Service named the post office Grand Prairie.

The town of Grand Prairie was eventually was incorporated as a city in 1909. During World War II and since, Grand Prairie has had a long history with the defense and aviation industry. While the present day Vought plant on Jefferson Ave. is part of a small strip of the Dallas city line; it was originally in Grand Prairie. During WWII it was a North American Aviation plant that produced the P-51C and K Mustang variants. After the war, Vought Aircraft took over the plant. This later became Ling Temco Vought and then eventually returned to the Vought moniker. The plant was the production site for the F-8 Crusader and the A-7 Corsair II aircraft of the 1950-1989 time period. The Missile and Space division of LTV produced missiles such as the Scout and MLRS. This division was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin which continues to operate in Grand Prairie. Grand Prairie was also the North American headquarters for Aérospatiale Helicopter. This company eventually became American Eurocopter a division of EADS North America.

In 1953, the mayor and city council of Grand Prairie went on a "land grab", and attempted to annex nearly 70 square miles of then unincorporated and largely undeveloped land in southern Dallas and Tarrant Counties. Vehement debate ensued, and the legal pressure from cities like Arlington, Duncanville and Irving wound up overturning the unprecedented annexation attempt.

 

 

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