Although downpipes effectively direct water from a gutter to a drain, would we agree that they add to the aesthetic appeal of a landscape? Probably not. Fortunately, for those who wish to transcend function for form, there is another option i.e.Rain Chains.
Copper Rain Chains offer a highly attractive and unique alternative to traditional downpipes, guaranteeing visual pleasure and delight as the rain tinkles through the copper cups. Over time the new copper will weather to a delightful green patina .
Rain chains originated in Japan, where they have been in use for over a century, but it is only in the last few decades that the trend has risen substantially worldwide.
Today rain chains are being used on all types of architecture. The dual aesthetic and function of the chains allow for them to be placed where needed, even where there is no gutter.
For a rain chain to work without the benefit of a gutter, the water would have to run off the ‘valley’ between two roofs. The rain chain would then have to be positioned beneath the flow for efficiency. Innovativeness is the order of the day in unconventional scenarios. One can also effect a hole into a closed gutter system from which a rain chain can be hung. If there is no drain below, the chain can be hung above a flower pot or copper dish to minimise the impact of the flow.
A rain chain also has the added benefit of being an environmentally smart choice, as copper is one of the world’s most reusable resources.
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