Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing water feature.
Rain chains are available in a standard chain link design as well as a wide selection of cups and links.
Although rain chains do not need to be mounted onto a wall, they do need to be anchored at the lower end of the chain. Anchoring will prevent the chain from swinging wildly in strong winds and help direct water flow into a rain barrel, garden, or decorative planter.
Downspouts and rain chains can work with both half round and k-style gutters. It is important not to mix metals such as copper with aluminum as this will cause galvanic corrosion.