We carry screws and fasteners from top brands right in our showrooms.
Gator Gypsum carries a number of fastening products for residential and commercial construction including screws, Tapcons, nails and more. We offer a full selection at each of our yard locations, and can even deliver your products directly to your jobsite with full stock and scatter service. Our brands of fasteners include:
- Prime Source
Gator Gypsum’s fastener products fall into four major categories: drywall screws, wood screws, Tapcon (concrete screws) and nails. These are the fasteners most applicable to our customer base, however we can special order any product you may need for your project.
Our drywall screws come in a variety of types and sizes, and they provide a stronger hold than nails. You can also generally use less screws than you would nails in your construction projects. Some of the types of screws we offer include:
- Drywall to metal
- Drywall to wood
- Interior drywall to drywall
- Interior drywall to wood
- Exterior drywall to wood
Within these categories are a number of different threads and heads, making our screws appropriate for a variety of uses. In general, coarse thread screws are appropriate for attaching drywall to wood studs, while fine thread screws are appropriate for attaching drywall to metal studs. Other types of screws can be used to attach wood trim to drywall.
If you’re not sure which type is appropriate for your project, our knowledgeable professionals are standing by to help you understand your options. You might also look at our drywall nails as an alternative if you’re installing on wood framing, although we do not recommend nails for ceiling installations.
Our framing screws are available in interior and exterior versions, which are useful for applications such as:
- Wood to wood
- Trim to wood
Our wood screws come in a variety of heads such as Phillips, square, bugle, flat and trim. They are made from different materials to allow for different jobsite or environmental requirements. Steel (also known as carbon steel) is the most common, but wood screws can also be made of brass, stainless steel, aluminum, or a mixture of copper and silicon (silicon bronze).
Tapcon Concrete Screws
Tapcon offers some of the best concrete screws in the marketplace, with their unique blue coating that resists corrosion and harsh conditions. Gator Gypsum sells Tapcons at all of our yard locations, including all of the following lines:
- Original Blue Tapcon with Climaseal®
- White Ultrashield™ Tapcon®
- 410 Stainless Steel Tapcon®
- Maxi-Set Tapcon®
- Heavy-Duty Tapcon®+
Tapcon products are specially designed so that they can be installed near the concrete edge. They also reduce head snapping and offer a uniform finish for your drywall.
Nails can be faster and easier to install than screws, although building codes often call for up to double the amount of nails when hanging drywall. Drywall nails are used in drywall-to-wood framing applications for both commercial and residential settings. The nails available at Gator Gypsum range in size from 7/8 inch to 3 1/2 inch. Some examples include:
- Drywall nails
- Cement-coated nails
- Cupped-head nails
The thickness of the drywall determines the length of nail that should be used, while the application and strength requirement determines the type. If you’re unsure about which nail to purchase, stop by a showroom or give us a call to talk to a professional.