Guttering plays an important role of collecting rain water and channeling it to downspouts, which guide the water to the ground, away from the walls and foundation.
Downspouts are usually a 2-3 inch wide tunnel like drainage system made of the same material and color as the home’s rain gutters. However, a more stylish and attractive version of downspouts is also popular. It is known as rain chains, which is an open system made of a series of cup-shaped containers, strung from the top in a vertical line that performs the same function as that of a downspout.
Rain chains come in various styles, designs, and materials in colors giving you the flexibility to match it with your home décor. There are various ways in which a rain chain is a better alternative to regular downspouts. Here are some advantages of rain chains over the traditional downspouts.
Like downspouts, the basic purpose of the rain chain is to channel water from the gutters to the ground. Apart from rendering aesthetic appeal, the rain chain also saves the walls and foundation of the home from rain damage.
As the name suggests, the rain chain is designed as a chain that connects the gutter with the rain barrel. It offers a totally unique and stylish way of performing the simple function of guiding the rain water from gutters to the ground.
Endless Design Possibilities
Commonly, the chain is made by connecting discs, scallop cups, fluted cups, or copper bells. The rain chains can significantly differ in shape, style, size, and material. However, most rain chains are made from wood, ceramic or metal, but the containers can be crafted to meet individual requirements and preferences. You can go for a rain chain made of several small containers, or a few large containers.
A rain chain can double up as a beautiful water feature in your garden. Water cascading through the containers down the chain offers a visual delight. When the water rushes down the chain, it vibrates and jerks creating a pretty sight.
Creating a Pleasant Sound
Water falling down the rain chain creates a melodious sound. It is quite relaxing to sit back and listen to the pleasant sound of water falling down the chain.
A rain chain eliminates the possibilities of blockages in downspouts. In fact, during winters, when the water freezes the rain chain can turn into a visual spectacle.
A rain chain can make your garden, backyard, or outdoor living area come alive with beautiful visuals and pleasant sounds. Whether you have a contemporary or classic architecture, rain chains can go well with all styles. Just pick up a style that suits your style and preference, and you will love this little addition to your home. Call Scott-Lee Guttering Company at (314) 756-9440.