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MANUFACTURES AND SERVICES

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    Helpful Charts and Diagrams

GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS
The weight an extension spring can support is marked by the color code at the end of the spring.


Spring Color Code

Weight in pounds

Weight in pounds

Single Door

Double Door

Gold

80

 

Lt. Blue

90

190

Tan

100

200

White

110

210

Green

120

220

Yellow

130

230

Blue

140

240

Red

150

250

Brown

160

260

Orange

170

270

Gold

180

280

Lt. Blue

190

290

Tan

200

300

How to Measure For Your New Garage Door

DoorsOn-Line Measuring Steps

Step 1: Measure the width of the opening at the widest point. This is the distance between the right and left sides of the finished opening. The inside of the garage door should be framed with 2" x 6" wood jambs. Look for general irregularities; jambs not square. #1 Width________


Step 2: Measure the height of the opening at the highest point. This is the distance between the floor and the top of the finished opening. Look for general irregularities, concrete out of level. #2 Height________


Step 3: Measure the width of the areas beside the openings. 3-3/4" is required on each side for installation of the vertical track. #3 Sideroom Left________  Sideroom Right________
Step 4: Measure the area between the top of the door opening to the ceiling.  Standard doors require 12" of headroom for the door installation.  #4 Headroom________


Step 5: Measure the distance from the opening to the rear of the garage or nearest obstruction. The door height plus and additional 18" is required for the door installation. Additional backroom may be required for installation of an automatic garage door opener.    #6 Backroom________
Additional items to observe:


Verify electrical outlet for door opener use.

Note any lights or stairs in the way.

Verify all wood jambs are in good condition, header is stable.

Verify the level of the floor. Was the previous door a custom fit?

Note any pipes, ductwork, etc. above the door that might obstruct operation of the door.

 







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