|11-Gauge (#2)||14-Gauge (#2)|
|16-Gauge (#2)||18-Gauge (#2)|
(Click on the part numbers below to see more pictures of the hinges we sell.)
Most of the time, you can read the number stamped into the hinge. If you cannot read this number or cannot find it, measure the distance from the bottom of the hinge to the middle of the top circle on the side of the hinge. Make sure that you place the hinge on a flat surface and measure to the middle of the circle.
Since the distance between the bottom of the hinge and the center of the top hole is 1-1/2 inches in the example above, we can look at the following chart and discover that this is a number 4 hinge.
|5/8" to 3/4"||1|
|7/8" to 1"||2|
|1-1/8" to 1-1/4"||3|
|1-3/8" to 1-1/2"||4|
|1-5/8" to 1-3/4"||5|
|1-7/8" to 2"||6|
|2-1/8" to 2-1/4"||7|
|2-3/8" to 2-1/2"||8|
|2-5/8" to 2-3/4"||9|
|2-7/8" to 3"||10|
|3-1/8" to 3-1/4"||11|
|3-3/8" to 3-1/2"||12|
The dimensions of the hinges given above are based on industry standards. These dimensions may vary slightly based on the manufacturer. Despite the slight variation you may see when you compare your hinge with the measurements above, the hinges we sell are compatible with your garage door as long as you order the correct hinge gauge and number. (Hint: If your hinge looks like the ones above but only has one circular tube, you can be sure that it is a #1 hinge.)
(Note: The heights given in the chart above apply to all of the hinge gauges.)
If you have experienced trouble in the past with hinges breaking, we recommend that you upgrade to lower-gauge hinges as these are thicker and will withstand more stress.
The following picture provides you with a reference to the placement of the holes in our hinges for the screws.
YES, WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!Due to the Coronavirus and the Delta varation, we have changed our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way to do this is through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance and to place your order. When ready, we will call you and your parts will be available for pickup in the front entrance on the north side of the building. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please do not arrive until you have been notified that your order is ready.
COVID / DELTA VARIANT UPDATE! NO MASK, NO SERVICE! When picking up parts please wear a mask. If you don't bring one we'll gladly provide one. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule to protect yourself and our employees. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. In the same article you will also find documentation and an answer to the question: "Is a garage door repair company a life sustaining business?"
PLEASE NOTE: COVID has interrupted global supply distribution chains resulting in unprecedented delays on incoming door and dock industry products. The result is limited availability of many products, three month delays on incoming shipments, and an inflationary rate of over 50% just this year on many of our products.
PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 SHIPPING TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED, EVEN ON NEXT DAY AND SECOND DAY SHIPMENTS. NORMAL TRANSIT TIMES DO NOT APPLY.