Rain chains not only look beautiful, but they also sound beautiful when it rains. If you do not like rain, you may like it a little more after you install these chains. Below is more information about rain chains so you can get them installed in your home.
Rain chains replace the downspouts that are currently on your gutters. These chains have individual cups or flues that run the length of the chain starting at where the downspout started and to the ground. When it rains, water hits the cups one at a time and makes a melodious sound as the water flows. If it does not rain hard you will hear a soft sound, but if it is raining hard you will hear a much louder sound.
Rain chains are generally made of copper, but you can also find them made of stainless steel and brass.
Rain chains still control water just as downspouts do. This means you can set up the rain chains to have the water go anywhere you want, such as away from your home or other structures you may have in your yard.
You can also put a basin at the end of the rain chain for the water to flow into. Catch basins made of terracotta or ceramic work well, or you could use a copper basin or stoneware pot. Put stones in the basin to give it appeal.
Benefits of Rain Chains
Rain cups or flues can be placed above a rain barrel for you to capture the water. You can then use this water later to water your landscaping when you have dry days. This will help save you a lot of money.
Downspouts can become clogged with debris, but you will not have to worry about this with rain chains. This can save you a lot of time because you will not have to unclog your downspouts throughout the season.
Rain chains also add aesthetics to your home as they look appealing hanging down from the gutters. This looks much better than boring piping. These chains also come in a variety of styles and materials, so you can find something that goes well with your home. This adds value to your home if you decide to sell in the future.
Hire a company that sells copper rain chains and they can give you much more information about them. They can also answer any questions you may have and install the chains for you.Share