Drywall is an important part of a home building project and many others. When preparing for a project, you might not know where the best places are to find all the necessary materials. So, where should you buy drywall?
Here are five of the best places to buy drywall:
- Home Depot
- Ace Hardware
This article looks at the best places to buy drywall and how each option differs to help you choose where to shop.
The Best Places To Buy Drywall
There are five great options for purchasing drywall. The best one for you depends on whether you want to shop online or in person, what kind of drywall you need, and what stores are available in your area.
1. Home Depot
One of the best places to buy drywall is at Home Depot. Home Depot understands the options you need and what you need to consider when you buy drywall.
Home Depot recommends and sells gypsum boards for most drywall projects, especially if you buy and install the drywall on your own.
It’s lighter, so it’s easier to transport from the store to your home or other job sites (Source: Home Depot). They also offer quick delivery times for a small fee when shopping online.
Home Depot sells a wide selection of drywall brands, each with different sizes and types of drywall. If you prefer one of the following brands, you can find it at Home Depot:
- USG Sheetrock Brand
- Gold Bond
- American Gypsum
For instance, they offer different sizes of gypsum drywall, mostly 4 feet by 8 feet (1.22 x 2.44 m), in different thicknesses ranging from ¼ to ⅝ inch (0.64 – 1.59 to cm). Or, a larger 4 feet by 12 feet (1.22 x 3.66 m) sheer.
Before you complete your Home Depot purchase, make sure you have everything you need to install your drywall. AdamDIY on YouTube has a video that shows you the tools you need to purchase at Home Depot to simplify your drywall installation process.
If you don’t have a Home Depot in your area, or your Home Depot doesn’t have the drywall you need, odds are you have a Lowes that does. And if not, you can always shop online, as some drywall products may be available for delivery either to a nearby Lowes or to your home or job site.
Lowes is also a good option for buying drywall if you have a brand preference, as they have a huge selection of brands to choose from, including:
- Gold Bond
- American Gypsum
Other than a variety of brands, Lowes also has many types of sizes of drywall available to suit any need. Here are some of the drywall features you can find at Lowes:
- Fire resistant
- Moisture resistant
- Mold resistant
- High strength
(Source: Lowes: Drywall Panels)
Similar to Home Depot, Lowes has the tools and accessories you need to install the drywall found both in stores and online.
Menards is also a good place to buy drywall. Same as Home Depot and Lowes, you can shop in stores or order online and get the drywall delivered to you. They also have a good selection of drywall to choose from in different sizes and brands.
If you’re looking for a regular drywall size and want something affordable, Menards has its own brand of drywall. The Menards brand comes in a variety of sizes, and they also have some different types of drywall, including the following:
- Mold and Moisture Resistant
- Super Wide
Or they have other brands of drywall like ToughRock, DRIcore, and DensGlass.(Source: Menards)
Menards also has a lot of other items you may need to install your drywall, including the following: (Source: Menards)
- Drywall Screws
- Drywall Tape
- Drywall Tools
- Drywall Textures
- Drywall Patch
- Joint Compound
- Tile Backer Board
Amazon is one of the best places to buy drywall if you just need some smaller pieces, like drywall repair patches.
You can find some decent options for drywall patches on Amazon, like these Drywall Panel by Stella Sealants. This pack comes in multiple sizes ranging from 6 inches by 6 inches (15.24 x 15.24 cm) to 24 by 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm). You can get packs of one, two, or five, and they come with all the tools and supplies you need for installation.
Other great reasons to buy drywall from Amazon are if you don’t care about seeing it in person before purchasing and if you want the convenience of having it delivered to your home.
The sizes and types of drywall you find on Amazon will vary, and sometimes, what you need may not be available immediately depending on what third-party sellers are offering. However, if you can find what you’re after, it’s an easy place to buy drywall.
Another benefit of buying your drywall from Amazon is that you can get all the drywall tools and accessories you need without walking around a store or risking the items you need being out of stock.
Just be sure to measure the space where the drywall is needed to ensure you’re buying the right size and type. Otherwise, you’ll have to return or exchange it, which is difficult without a physical store to bring it to.
5. Ace Hardware
And finally, Ace Hardware is a great place to buy drywall, especially if you prefer to shop in person. There are more Ace stores in the United States than Home Depots, Lowe’s, and Menards combined. So, chances are good that you have an Ace near you where you can find drywall. (Source: Statista)
Ace has four different types of drywall to choose from in different sizes, thicknesses, and brands.
Here are the four drywall options available online from Ace Hardware:
- Alexandria Molding 2 ft. W X 4 ft. L X 1/2 in. (0.61m x 1.22m x 1.27 cm) Drywall Repair Sheets
- Alexandria Molding 16 in. W X 16 in. L X 1/2 in. (40.64 cm x 40.64 cm x 1.27 cm) Drywall Repair Sheets
- USG Durock 3 ft. W X 5 ft. L X 1/2 in. (0.91m x 1.52m x 1.27 cm) Cement Board
- USG Durock 3 ft. W X 5 ft. L X 5/8 in. (0.91m x 1.52m x 1.59 cm) Cement Board with EdgeGuard
You can order these online and get them delivered to you or pick them up in-store. (Source: Ace Hardware)
Is Drywall Cheaper at Lowe’s or Home Depot?
Drywall is usually cheaper at Home Depot than Lowe’s, yet the actual price depends on where you’re shopping and if you’re shopping online or in-store. Also, one store may have a sale when the other doesn’t, so it’s best to compare both stores before deciding which to buy drywall from.
Notably, the benefit of Home Depot and Lowes being similar in terms of drywall and tool options is that it doesn’t matter which one you go to; you’ll have a good selection to choose from. And, if one store does not have what you need, chances are the other will.
Ultimately, the best place for you to buy drywall depends on how you prefer to shop, the physical store options available in your area, and whether you need other materials and tools for your drywall project.