A rain chain is an excellent replacement for your plain old gutter waterspouts. They are not only utilitarian, but also contribute to the decor of the house. Apart from enhancing the decor, a rain chain produces a pleasant sound, as rainwater trickles through it. Rain chains are a practical and attractive alternative to the traditional downspout. Although they have been used for thousands of years, they are being used in and around more homes today than ever before. Rain chains hang from the hole in a gutter where a traditional downspout would be placed and create a unique accent piece for any corner of your home. A rain chain is easy to assemble without any tools and just as easy to install. The most common lengths are 6½ and 9ft but they can be shortened or lengthened without much trouble.
The rain chain outdoor decor works on the same principle as the traditional metal or plastic downspout, which is to guide water from the roof to the ground. The traditional downspout is not very attractive and can cause soil erosion very quickly. The rainchain breaks the falling water and gently guides it to the ground or into a storage receptacle. They are visually appealing and recreate the sound of a water fall in your own back yard.