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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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Parts and Springs Available!


Repair, Service and Installation 
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:

Plano is a city in the state of Texas, located mostly within Collin County. The city's population was 222,030 at the 2000 census, making it the ninth-largest city in Texas. According to a 2009 census estimate, Plano grew to 273,611 residents, making it the 69th most populous city in the United States. Plano is within the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area. The city is home to many corporate headquarters, including Ericsson Inc., Rent-A-Center, Crossmark, Dell Services, HP Enterprise Services, JCPenney, Frito-Lay, Cinemark Theatres, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Siemens PLM Software.

In 2005, Plano was designated the best place to live in the Western United States by CNN Money magazine. In 2006, Plano was selected as the 11th best place to live in the United States by CNN Money magazine.[4] Plano schools consistently score among the highest in the nation. It has been rated as the wealthiest city in the United States by CNN Money with a poverty rate of less than 6.4%. In 2008, Forbes.com selected Plano, University Park, and Highland Park as the three "Top Suburbs To Live Well" of Dallas.[6] The United States Census Bureau declared Plano the wealthiest city of 2008 by comparing the median household income for all U.S. cities whose populations were greater than 250,000. The annual Plano Balloon Festival and the Plano International Festival are two of the city's premiere cultural and entertainment events. In October 2010, Forbes magazine named Plano the safest city to live in America.

In the early 1840s, several settlers came to the area near present-day Plano. Facilities such as a sawmill, a gristmill, and a store brought more people to the area. Mail service was established, and after rejecting several names for the budding town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), the locals suggested the name Plano, from the Spanish word for "flat," a reference to the terrain of the area. The name was accepted by the post office.

In 1872, the completion of the Houston and Texas Railroads helped the city grow, and the population grew to more than 500 by 1874. In 1873, the city officially incorporated.

In 1881, a fire raged through the central business district, destroying most of the buildings: 63 in all. The town was rebuilt, and business again flourished through the 1880s. In 1975, the PISD (Plano Independent School District) was formed.

Unlike many of the other Dallas suburbs, which were closer to Dallas itself, the population of Plano initially grew slowly, reaching 1,304 in 1900 and increasing to 3,695 in 1960. By 1970, Plano began to feel some of the boom its neighbors experienced following World War II. A series of public works projects and a change in taxes that removed the farming community from the town helped increase the overall population of Plano. In 1970, the population reached 17,872, and by 1980, the population exploded to 72,000. Sewers, schools and street development kept pace with this massive increase, largely due to Plano's flat topography, grid layout and planning initiatives.

During the 1980s, many large corporations moved their headquarters to Plano, including JCPenney and Frito-Lay, which helped the city grow, as more people moved closer to their workplaces. By 1990, the population reached 128,713 and dwarfed the county seat of McKinney. In 1994, the city was recognized as an All-America City.

Among other sport accolades, Plano is home to the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA), the training ground of 2004 and 2008 Olympic All Around Champions, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin. The gym is owned by Patterson's coach, Yevgeny Marchenko, and Liukin's coach and father, Valeri Liukin.

By 2000, the population nearly doubled again to 222,030, making it one of the largest Dallas suburbs. The city's population now is stabilizing. Plano is completely locked in by other municipalities and cannot expand in area. There is little undeveloped land remaining within the city limits. By 2005, its population was estimated at 250,096.

 

 

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