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Rain Chains by Mr. Gutter

What Are Rain Chains?

Rain chains are alternatives or additions to closed downspouts and come in many decorative and beautiful designs. Rain chains guide rainwater downward towards the drain or a water collection container such as a bowl, pebbles, or a basin, in a more attractive manner than traditional downspouts, offering both functionality and curb appeal for your home.

Originating in Japan, rain chains or kusari-doi, can still be found on many temples and homes in the region. Finding popularity in the states, many homeowners are choosing to install rain chains. Rain chains are also known for the beautiful and relaxing sounds made as rainwater flows over them.

Rain Chain FAQs

Rain chains are fully functional, nice to look at, and affordable! An easy way to increase the curb appeal of your home or garden without breaking the bank. Additionally, there are many styles to choose from, making it easy to really put your personality into your home’s exterior. The next time you are planning to do some exterior home improvement, consider rain chains by Mr. Gutter.

Typically there should not be a concern that a windy day will cause your rain chains to become unattached from your home. There are ways however, to secure your new rain chains from the bottom. There is also an option to secure your new rain chains by using a garden stake that is buried into the ground. These options do not affect the functionality or look of your rain chains.

Rain chains are made with weather changes in mind. With that, it’s not necessary to take your rain chains down during the winter months. They will be able to stand up to the extra weight of snow, and there are precautions that can be taken during installation to help with winter freezes. Some of these precautions include using different installation methods and using anti-icing materials. We encourage you to ask your Mr. Gutter representative about these items and more!

Rain chains that are not lacquer-finished will naturally change color over time, which only adds to their beauty. Here is a short list of how rain chain colors change:

Darkens over time and turns to vibrant bronze or brown-based color

Darkens over time. Some copper turns to a green or blue also known as patina, which is defined as a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period.

Grays and becomes less shiny, giving it a nice, authentic look

Copper rain chains with Patina effect on home

While downspouts can be reported as being loud or having a “clanky” or very “warehouse-like” sound effect, rain chains offer a tranquil sound effect ranging from a soft pitter-patter to a gentle waterfall. The sound of water making its way down rain chains is often reported as being very therapeutic, even!

Oklahoma weather can sometimes be unpredictable, however during an unusually heavy rain, we do suggest attaching your rain chain to your gutter / downspout. Ask your Mr. Gutter professional representative for more information on how this can easily be done!

In drier climates, homeowners may be able to have solely rain chains as exterior décor, however in climates where it rains on a more consistent basis such as Oklahoma, we suggest rain chains as an addition to gutters and downspouts.

If you have questions about rain chains that are not covered here, we want to hear from you! Give us a call or use the contact us page to ask us! We’re always happy to hear from current and future customers!

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