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Choose the Proper Spiral Balance Tip Color

Each color tip represents a different strength. When choosing the tip color for your replacement spiral balances, it is important to choose the color that best resembles the color of the tip of the balances you are replacing.

White White tipped spiral balance
Red Red tipped spiral balance
Blue Blue tipped spiral balance
Green Green tipped spiral balance
Black Black tipped spiral balance
If you do not see the tip color on your spiral balance, please follow these steps to gather the information needed to identify the correct spiral balance for your window.
  • Remove the window sash from your window.
  • Place the window sash on a scale (a bathroom scale works well).
  • Measure the length of the tube portion of your balance.
    Diagram displaying how to measure the spiral balance.
  • Measure the diameter of the balance tube.
Once you have completed these steps, click here to submit your information to our experts so that we can help you identify the correct spiral balance for your window.
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