Rain chains are kind of like downspouts turned inside-out. You get the opportunity to hear AND see rain water cascading through your own personal waterfall.
Rain chains are a beautiful eco-friendly alternative to standard downspouts. Basically, you're making a water feature out of the transport of rainwater from the gutter down to a drain (or a storage container, like a rain barrel). Here, homeowners share how they made affordable rain chains for their homes.
Double link rain chains are a unique garden accessory that add appeal to any home. Dull, dreary downspouts offer a fraction of architectural appeal in comparison to these Japanese-inspired features.
A copper rain chain downspout added a unique touch to this craftsman style home renovation featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.
Copper rain chains and rain cups have been around for centuries in Japan and now they are making their way to the states. Hard to believe something so simply beautiful and functional has taken this long to be used here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. If you want an alternative to the traditional enclosed metal downspout on your gutters then you might want to consider a rain chain. Who knows…you might even lower your blood pressure from the effects of watching rain pout through one in action.