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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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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:

Richardson is a city in Dallas and Collin Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 91,803, while according to a 2007 estimate, the population had grown to 101,400. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas and home of the Telecom Corridor with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles, including several of the world's largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, and Fujitsu.

In 2006, Richardson was ranked as the 15th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine. This ranked Richardson the 3rd best place to live in Texas.

In 2007, the Morgan Quitno 14th Annual America's Safest and Most Dangerous Cities Awards pronounced Richardson the 69th safest city in America. In the same study Richardson ranked the 5th safest city in Texas.

In 2008, Richardson was ranked as the 18th best place to live in the United States by Money magazine. This ranked Richardson the 4th best place to live in Texas.

In 2009, Business Week's annual report on the "Best Places to Raise Kids," ranked Richardson 2nd in Texas.

Richardson was the first North Texas city recognized as a best workplace for commuters by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Transportation in 2004. As of 2010 the city has continued to be recognized every year since 2004

The city of Buckingham, after being completely surrounded by Richardson, was annexed into the city in 1996.

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) completed construction on three light rail stations for the city in the late 1990s. In 2002 a fourth DART station and the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations opened in the Galatyn Park Station urban center.

Richardson was a "dry city" with no alcohol sales until November 2006, when the local option election passed to allow the sale of beer and wine in grocery and convenience stores. Because the sale of all alcohol was already allowed in the area of the former city of Buckingham prior to its annexation, such sales are by law allowed to continue.

Richardson City Council members unanimously approved a smoking ban on May 12, 2008. The smoking ordinance went into effect January 1, 2009. Smoking is prohibited in work places, restaurants, bowling alleys, bingo parlors, public parks, at outdoor special events, and within 25 feet of any door, operable window, vent or other openings to an indoor enclosed area. Exceptions to the smoking ban include private residences, retail tobacco stores with 90 percent or more of gross revenue derived from tobacco products, unenclosed patios associated with a restaurant or bar, bars that derive 70 percent or more of gross revenue from the sale of alcohol. Bars that derive 50 to 70 percent of gross revenue from the sale of alcohol are also exempt as long as they build a separate smoking room not open to any other establishment or area where smoking is prohibited. All businesses that are smoke free or allow smoking are required to post signs, designed by the city, which inform patrons of their smoking status. Council member John Murphy was quoted in The Dallas Morning News saying "I cannot remember a more potentially divisive issue to come before this council,".

Richardson received local media attention for removing its Rocket Slide and other Space Age and Cold War Era playground equipment from Heights Park in July 2008.

In the fall of 2008 Peter Perfect, a Style Network television show came to Richardson. The business-makeover show remodeled SpiritWear an apparel and embroidery store located in the city's historic downtown area. The episode first aired on January 22, 2009. In addition to the store makeover the women that run the store received personal makeovers. It was the first episode of the series to be filmed outside of California.

In an April 2009 interview, Mike Judge said that he modeled Arlen, the setting for King of the Hill, after Richardson

 

 

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