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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:

Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the city population was 191,615; the 2006 estimate was 201,927 according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and 196,084 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Irving is within the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated by the U.S. Census Bureau and colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Irving contains the Las Colinas area, which was one of the first master-planned developments in the United States and once the largest mixed-use development in the Southwest with a land area of more than 12,000 acres (49 km²). Las Colinas includes the Mustangs at Las Colinas, which is the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. A 40-acre (160,000 m2) tract in Las Colinas is also under development to become the site of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, which is expected to be completed in November 2010.

The Dallas Cowboys played at the now-demolished Texas Stadium in Irving from 1971 to 2008. The city plans to build an extensive mixed-use project that spans State Highway 114 on the site. The lead developer is Forest City Enterprises, which is rehabilitating the old Mercantile complex in downtown Dallas into a Rockefeller Center-style mixed-use project.

Part of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which serves the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, is inside the city limits of Irving.

Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. "Otto" Schulze and Otis Brown. It is believed that literary author Washington Irving was a favorite of Netta Barcus Brown, and consequently the name of the townsite, Irving, was chosen. Irving originally began in 1889 as an area called Gorbit, and in 1894 the name changed to Kit. Irving was incorporated April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor.

By the late nineteenth century the Irving area was the site of churches, two cotton gins, a blacksmith shop and a general store. The Irving district public school system dates back to the 1909 establishment of Kit and Lively schools. Population growth was slow and sometimes halting, with only 357 residents in 1925, but a significant increase began in the 1930s.

By the early 1960s the city had a population of approximately 45,000. A number of manufacturing plants operated in Irving, along with transportation, retail and financial businesses. The University of Dallas in Irving opened in 1956, and Texas Stadium was completed in 1971 as the home field of the Dallas Cowboys.
Texas Stadium, the now-demolished former home of the Dallas Cowboys in Irving.

Irving's population reached 155,037 in 1990 and is currently (2006) estimated at 201,927. Former Irving City Council member Mayor Herbert Gears was elected to a three-year term in June, 2005 and re-elected in May, 2008 defeating Roland Jeter and Rigo Reza.

Joseph Rice recorded the history of Irving in his 1989 book, Irving: A Texas Odyssey (Northridge, California: Windsor Publications ISBN 978-0897813006). Rice explored Irving's past and culture in his treatment of the city.

 

 

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