Terra Line of Composite Products

The Terra line of composite products are the individual product names for Natures Composites posts, pickets, railing and other products. Terra, meaning "from the earth", correctly represents our various products and when combined together for fencing are titled TerraFenceTM. Similarly for composite decking systems, which are trademarked as TerraDeckTM, combines Natures Composites various individual products that are used to create a complete decking system.

TerraPicketTM


TerraPicketTM in Harvest Cedar shown

TerraPicketTM is the composite fence picket component of Natures Composites privacy fence system, TerraFenceTM composite fencing.  TerraPicketTM is available in either dog-eared or square top styles and features wood grain embossing, several natural earth tone colors to choose from and a 20 year limited warranty.  TerraPicketTM won’t require the annual staining and sealing that wood fencing does to retain its beautiful appearance. The composite fence pickets are available in 4', 6' and 8' lengths to accommodate the length requirements of most fencing applications.

TerraPicketTM Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
1" x 6" (0.375" x 5.125") 4’ 3.6 Avail. in all colors
1" x 6" (0.375" x 5.125") 6’ 5.4 Avail. in all colors
1" x 6" (0.375" x 5.125") 8’ 7.2 Avail. in all colors
       
1" x 4" (0.375" x 3.375") 4’ 2.5 Avail. in all colors
1" x 4" (0.375" x 3.375") 6’ 3.6 Avail. in all colors
1" x 4" (0.375" x 3.375") 4’ 5.1 Avail. in all colors


TerraPicketTM can be interchanged with traditional wood fence pickets whereas other vinyl and composite fencing products require very expensive "systems or adders" in order to install. Home and business owners can literally remove their unwanted, aging wood pickets and install TerraPicketTM on already existing rail systems.

Natures Composites offers color matching products like backer rails and posts that won’t require unwanted timely and costly maintenance.  No special tools or hardware are required for installing TerraPicketTM, making it the building product industry’s most people friendly composite fence product on the market.

TerraDeckTM


TerraDeck "Premium" composite
decking wood profiles - shown in
Ravenwood and Harvest Cedar

TerraDeckTM composite decking material is available in 2 different profiles in order to meet or exceed the needs of the consumer, contractor or architect.  The first profile is Natures Composites "solid" composite decking boards, which features higher weight loadings and also serves as the TerraFenceTM topper and ranch rail.

TerraDeckTM "Premium" Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 12’ 30 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 16’ 40 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 20’ 50 Avail. in all colors


TerraDeckTM "Standard" profiles – shown
in Harvest Cedar and Wenge
The TerraDeckTM "T-Slot" profile is a lighter weight, lower priced composite deck lumber profile that is designed to accommodate the use of most "hidden fasteners" available in the market. 

TerraDeckTM "Standard" Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 12' 21.6 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 16’ 28.8 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (1.0" x 5.375") 20’ 36 Avail. in all colors


TerraDeckTM "Ultimate" profiles – shown in
Harvest Cedar, Redwood Grey and Walnut
Square edged or grooved


TerraDeckTM "Ultimate" Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
5/4" x 6" (.93" x 5.375") 12' 26.9 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (.93" x 5.375") 16’ 35.8 Avail. in all colors
5/4" x 6" (.93" x 5.375") 20’ 44.7 Avail. in all colors

 

TerraDeckTM customers enjoy the numerous hand railing system options available to them when they choose the composite decking industry’s strongest and most sustainable product line.  Consult your local building codes to ensure your hand railing system is built correctly and in accordance with safety and building code guidelines.

TerraRailTM

TerraRailTM is a standard 1.5 x 3.5 dimensional composite lumber profile used for the fence railing system to support TerraPicketTM, decking hand rail systems and as a universal green building material (always conult building codes and appropriate weight loads before building with TerraRailTM).

TerraRailTM Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
2" x 4" (1.5" x 3.5") 6' 29 Avail. in all colors
2" x 4" (1.5" x 3.5") 12’ 29 Avail. in all colors
2" x 4" (1.5" x 3.5") 16’ 38 Avail. in all colors
2" x 4" (1.5" x 3.5") 20’ 48 Avail. in all colors

 


TerraRailTM - shown in Timber
Brown and Harvest Cedar

TerraDeckTM composite hand railing system
complimented with ornamental black iron railing

The product is designed to be compatible with most fence brackets available on the market used with wood 2x4 rails on split rail fencing and other post and rail fence systems.

TerraRailTM features Natures Composites embossed wood grain that provides a rich wood look and feel, but does not require the costly maintenance that wood does and is available in all 6 colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TerraPostTM

Natures Composites offers the market two different optional sizes for its hollow posts while both posts are "stand alone" post systems that don't require slipping over wood, aluminum or steel posts to support them like with competing vinyl and wood plastic composite technologies. TerraPostlTM does not require the costly maintenance of a wood post nor does it have the cracks, knots, warping and twisting that wood does. Natures Composites offers color matching pyramid caps to cover the posts or use of TerraDecklTM Premium makes an attractive fence topper.

See the tables below for both 6x6 and 4x4 TerraPost™ specifications and wind load resistance data.

TerraPost™ - routed to accommodate
2x4 installation
TerraPost™ - 6x6 (left) and 4x4 (right) shown above TerraPost™ - shown in Harvest Cedar,
Aspen Grey, Sequoia and Ravenwood


1. 6x6 TerraPost™ - The post has a noticeably larger appearance compared to the 4x4 option, has a wall thickness of 3/8" and has a 43% higher wind rating. However, the weight per linear foot is the same between 6x6 and 4x4 post options. For ranch rail and privacy fence systems, the 6x6 TerraPost™ is "pre-routed" so that the railing systems are inserted into the posts and secured using Natures Composites Rail-Lock™ technologies. This creates a cleaner looking fence with less fasteners and hardware plus it's much quicker to install and the rail spacing specs are already determined so the installer can avoid making common errors associated with correctly spacing the fencing rails.

Wind Ratings - TerraPost™ Systems

Post Description Privacy Fence Height (ft) Post Spans (ft) Wind Rating (mph)
6x6 6’ 6 100
6x6 8’ 6 70
6x6 8’ 4 90
       
4x4 6’ 6 70
4x4 8’ 4 65

Advanced Materials Testing Laboratory, University of Wyoming 2007-2010.


2. 4x4 TerraPost™ - The post features a 5/8" wall thickness utilizing Natures Composites cutting edge material science that has exceptional screw withdrawal properties. The 4x4 TerraPost™ option is specified for use in Natures Composites decking and hand railing systems. While the 4x4 TerraPost™ option provides less wind resistance compared to the 6x6 post systems, it does provide fencing customers some advantages like the ability to fasten the railing system to the face or outer wall of the post similar to how wood fencing systems are installed. As a second option, consumers, contractors and architects can specify the use of 2x4 joist hanger brackets that allow the installation of the rails between posts. A third and popular option is to rout the posts (similar to the 6x6 post system) which provides the cleanest installation and allows for more efficient expansion and contraction of the 2x4 rails.

TerraPostTM Specifications

Size (Actual) Length Weight (lbs) Colors
4" x 4" (3.875" x 3.875") 5’ 20 Avail. in all colors
4" x 4" (3.875" x 3.875") 7’ 28 Avail. in all colors
4" x 4" (3.875" x 3.875") 8’ 32 Avail. in all colors
4" x 4" (3.875" x 3.875") 11’ 44 Avail. in all colors
Other lengths available      
6" x 6" (5.25" x 5.25") 5' 19.5 Avail. in all colors
6" x 6" (5.25" x 5.25") 7' 27.3 Avail. in all colors
6" x 6" (5.25" x 5.25") 8’ 32 Avail. in all colors
6" x 6" (5.25" x 5.25") 11’ 43 Avail. in all colors
Other lengths available      

 



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