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.
Rain barrels capture water from a roof and hold it for later use such as on lawns, gardens or indoor plants. Collecting roof runoff in rain barrels reduces the amount of water that flows from your property. It's a great way to conserve water and it's free water for use in your landscape.
Every gallon of harvested rainwater you use around the house is a gallon you don't have to pay for. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a rain barrel saves the average homeowner up to 1,300 gallons of water each year. That's 1,300 gallons that won't show up on your water bill!