Gutters are often the root of all evil when it comes to the exterior of a home. If they’re not cluttered, then they’re overflowing and if they’re not overflowing then they’re dripping. If they’re not doing any of the above, then it’s not raining. Gutters do what they’re supposed to do, but not without a fight.
That’s where rain chains come into play, and it’s about time Westernized countries introduced this ancient Japanese concept.
Rain Chains Are More than Just Exterior DécorAt first glance, it’s easy to assume rain chains are just beautiful pieces of décor for the exterior of your home. But, they’re way more than that. Rainchains are a charming piece of décor that are just as practical as they are aesthetically pleasing. Designed to be an alternative to the traditional gutter downspouts, rain chains guide the rain through a decorative water feature. They’re like adding a waterfall to the end of the gutters, which instantly enhances the curb appeal of your home.
Now that we have piqued your interest, you may be wondering what rain chains do for your home – aside from the obvious, of course.
Add Character to the Exterior of your HomeTraditional gutters are plastic or aluminum eyesores, but your house needs them, so what are your options? Rain chains instantly add a charming appeal to a rather unattractive element. But rain chains don’t just add style to the exterior of your home; they add your style.
Since there are so many varieties to choose from, installing some rainchains to your gutters can be a great way to showcase who you are and what makes your house a home.
You can go with a modern day black architectural rain chain, a copper rain chain that embraces the history of the item, or something in between.
Embrace an Outdoor OasisA dripping gutter can quickly become annoying. So much so that it can take away from the serenity of the rain drops trickling off of your roof. It isn’t all bad news, as this presents you with the opportunity to turn a nuisance into an outdoor oasis.
Rainchains are commonly installed around doors and windows and where gutters drip, so they can easily be seen and enjoyed. Along with the visual stimulation of the rain trickling down the chain, you get a smooth, relaxing sound of rain that turns your exterior into an outdoor oasis.
Indulge in an Eco-Friendly EnvironmentRainchains are quickly becoming a modern day favorite for many households because they align with the eco-friendly goals most want to achieve within their homes today. Rainchains provide a sense of entertainment and relaxation, with nothing more than water and exterior décor. That means no technology, no electricity, and nothing that has taken away from the good ole’ nature that is quickly being dominated by digital trends.
Copper rain chains are also 100% recyclable and can be reused time and time again. In fact, the longer you have them, the more appealing they become as the water oxidizes the material over time.
Rain chains eco-friendly elements date back to history as well. They were originally used in Japan to collect rainwater from rooftops, which makes them even more beautiful.
So the next time your dripping, clogged or overflowing gutter has you feeling frustrated, make it your goal to grab a rainchain that will make you feel the complete opposite. Rain chains embrace the relaxation and serenity of the rain while making use and encouraging an eco-friendly environment.