is a rain chain?
Rain chains are an aesthetically pleasing substitute
for traditional unattractive plastic downspouts. Their
origins can be traced back to Japan and this wonderful
little example of human ingenuity has been around for
centuries. Rain chains are used to gently direct rainwater
from your roof gutter down a copper chain to the ground
or into large basins.
Why purchase a Rain Chain?
Rain chains offer you a great deal. Not only
are they beautiful, but they also offer personality
to your home or patio. Whether you are just looking
for a copper accent to your home or garden decor, adding
curb appeal, looking for a feature in a Zen garden or
a water/ movement piece for Feng Shui, you can find
all of this with a rain chain. As the water flows
down the chain, a lovely water feature is created before
Why Copper Rain Chains?
Copper develops a beautiful patina when left
outside. First turning a dark penny brown, and eventually,
as it reacts with the rain, it will turn into an eye-catching
Copper is a metal that does not react with water (H2O), but the oxygen of the air will react slowly at room temperature to form a layer of brown-black copper oxide on copper metal.
It is important to note that in contrast to the oxidation of iron by wet air that the layer formed by the reaction of air with copper has a protective effect against further corrosion.
Copper has stood the test of time to earn customer satisfaction and wide code acceptance. Copper, used for centuries, has gained new popularity in its modern form: light, strong, corrosion-resistant, germicidal, etc. Its long-lasting and maintenance-free characteristics make copper the leading choice for different systems.
Copper rain chains Natural finish last longer, is more durable and it does not rust and leave stains...unlike Iron or Aluminum rain chains.
Do I need special equipment
for rain chain installation?
Not usually. Our rain chains, for example,
are supplied / equipped with a gutter installation clip
"Triangular Hanger or Cross Bar" for quick
and easy installation. Simply remove your downspout
& insert the installation clip into the drain hole in
the gutter, you can also anchor your rain chain using
the installation clip ... installation instructions
are included with every rain chain (they are also available
on our website for details go to installation
Where does the water drains to?
Many people just leave their rain chain hanging
freely and allow the water to run off into the ground.
But keeping in mind "water harvesting" we
recommend you store the water for reuse in our powder-coated
basin or copper hammered basin.
Rain chains need little maintenance, except checking your gutter for debris, as you would with a normal downspout.
Can rain chains be used in winters?
Rain Chains can work in almost any
environment, even in the winter when the water comes
down and it turns to ice, like a beautiful "Icicle".
A heavy build up of ice, while pretty, could weigh down
on your gutter and cause damage, so make sure your gutter
are securely fastened to your roof.
Link Rain Chains are best suited in area with heavy snowfall and we have an assortment of styles to suit your taste.
What is the function of a Rain Chain?
Like a downspout, rain chains allow a steady flow of water off your roof from the rain gutter. Unlike a downspout a rain chain allows you to watch the cascading water through the cups or links with the soothing sound of flowing water. Cup styles tend to offer a more tinkling sound than the link styles.
How long does it take to install a Rain Chain?
Rain chains are easy to install and
usually takes only a few minutes. See our online Installation
Do you wholesale?
Yes we do sell our rain chains and
accessories at wholesale price. For volume discount
on multiple case pack for bulk Consumer / Reseller /
Retailers / Builder / Landscape - Please visit our
Business Sales (wholesale price) section.
How can you check your Order Details / Status?
To Check your Order Status
1. Log in to your RainChainsWorld account at http://www.rainchainsworld.com/login.php
2. Click the My Account link - at top right corner
3. Click the Order Information tab
You will see your complete Order details - Order #, Item Details,
Quantity, Tracking #, Order Status etc.
Can Rain Chains handle a large volume of water?
Yes Rain Chains can handle a fair volume
of water when compared to standard downspouts. Our cup
style floral and contemporary rain chains have wider
mouth that tapers down to facilitate a smooth flow of
water and reduce water splashing. Our X-Large cups rain
chains are best suited in high rainfall-density area
and we have an assortment of styles to suit your taste.
Here we had answered to common questions
asked by customers before, during and after a sale.
If you have any question or require additional information
please call us at 1-909-606-2655 or contact
us via our online form.