Guiding rain out of the gutters and away from the property is a necessary part of caring for your home. One option that is both decorative and functional is a rain chain. Below are a few reasons to install one on your house today.
Why Choose a Rain Chain
1. Increase Curb Appeal
Rain chains are available in a variety of styles and colors that can enhance your home’s aesthetic. Options include metal or color, as well as flower, heart, fruit, chain links, or geometric patterns.
They enhance garden designs and can match other hardscaping or artistic elements like planters, chimes, benches, and fountains. Rain chains can even be their own water feature as they filter excess precipitation off your roof. As the years progress, their beauty endures, even as copper varieties develop a patina.
2. Encourage Water Conservation
Attach a barrel to your rain chain and catch water that can be salvaged to hydrate your garden, which helps with water conservation.
This is particularly helpful during dry spells when rain is sparse. Tap into your collected supply to keep the landscaping lush.
3. Add Soothing Sounds
Rain chains produce a soothing sound as the water trickles down each level. The natural tinkling of rainwater is a relaxing touch that enhances any garden sanctuary.
The sound is also much more appealing than the clanking, rushing sound produced by downspouts as water pours down them.
4. Reduce Clogging
Gutters and downspouts can become clogged with leaves, nests, and other debris, which can then lead to backups and puddles forming on your property.
Rain chains are less likely to clog since there are fewer areas where dirt and objects can become lodged, making them more effective at filtering water away from roofing.
5. Simplify Installation
Rain chains are typically affixed with a gutter hanger that fits standard gutters, and attaching them does not require specialized tools or equipment.
A professional can help secure them properly so they remain in place and are as efficient as possible. As an added bonus, the installation process takes much less time than traditional downspouts.
If you are ready to install a rain chain as part of your gutter system, call Gutters Unlimited, Inc. Located in New Braunfels, TX, the gutter installation company brings more than 25 years of experience to every project. Family-owned, their team is available for both new systems and repairs to existing ones. They also provide an array of options to suit your needs, from aluminum gutters to galvanized steel. Call (830) 907-3511 for an estimate or visit them online for a look at their gallery.