Garage Door Springs Color Code

Garage door springs are color coded to aid in proper identification for repair, ordering and warehousing purposes. Garage door springs have been given color codes based on DASMA (Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association) guidelines and specifications. Torsion springs are color coded based on wire gauge sizes. Extension springs are color coded based on the weight they are designed to counterbalance. For extension springs one pair (2 springs total) are identified by a given color code and weight rating.  Color codes are designed as a supplemental identification aid and should never be solely relied upon. Always substantiate color codes with physical spring measurements and door weights provided by your overhead door manufacturer manufacturer.

Torsion Spring Color Code Chart

 

WIRE DIAMETERCOLOR CODE20 COIL COUNT
.177GOLD3 1/2″
.1875BLUE3 3/4″
.192ORANGE3 7/8″
,207YELLOW4 1/8″
.2187WHITE4 3/8″
.2253RED4 1/2″
.2343BROWN4 5/8″
.2437GREEN4 7/8″
.250GOLD5″
.2625BLUE5 1/4″
.273ORANGE5 1/2″
.283LT BLUE5 5/8″
.289YELLOW5 3/4″
.295WHITE5 7/8″
.3065BROWN6 1/8″
.3125TAN6 1/4″
.3195GREEN6 3/8″
.331GOLD6 5/8″
.343BLUE6 7/8″
.3625ORANGE7 1/4″
.375LT BLUE7 1/2″
.3938YELLOW7 7/8″
.4062WHITE8 1/8″
.4218RED8 7/16″
.4305BROWN8 5/8″
.4375TAN8 3/4″
.4531GREEN9 1/16″
.4615GOLD9 1/4″
.4687BLUE9 3/8″
.490LT BLUE9 3/4″
.500YELLOW10″
.5312WHITE10 5/8″
.5625RED11 1/4″
.625BROWN12 1/2″

 

Extension Spring Color Code Chart

 

DOOR WEIGHTCOLORSPRING CODE
10 LBWHITE25-42-10
20 LBGREEN25-42-20
30 LBYELLOW25-42-30
40 LBBLUE25-42-40
50 LBRED25-42-50
60 LBBROWN25-42-60
70 LBORANGE25-42-70
80 LBGOLD25-42-80
90 LBLT BLUE25-42-90
100 LBTAN25-42-100
110 LBWHITE25-42-110
120 LBGREEN25-42-120
130 LBYellow25-42-130
140 LBBLUE25-42-140
150 LBRED25-42-150
160 LBBROWN25-42-160
170 LBORANGE25-42-170
180 LBGOLD25-42-180
190 LBLT BLUE25-42-190
200 LBTAN25-42-200
210 LBWHITE25-42-210
220 LBGREEN25-42-220
230 LBYELLOW25-42-230
240 LBBLUE25-42-240
250 LBRED25-42-250
260 LBBROWN25-42-260
270 LBORANGE25-42-270
280 LBGOLD25-42-280
290 LBLT BLUE25-42-290
300 LBTAN25-42-300