Why Get a Rain Chain?
1. They Look Nice
First rain chains look SOOO much better than a standard downspout.
Traditional rain chains are made of copper…which turns into that beautiful tarnished green color if it hasn’t been protected.
Of course, if you’re impatient you could buy a rain chain* that already comes with the aged copper patina.
Either way, it looks absolutely beautiful in the garden!
If copper or green aren’t your thing, you can powder coat them in a different color (like this fabulous purple one).
Or go for an aluminum version* that will stay silver.
2. Rain Chains Sound Pretty When It Rains
Second, rain chains sound really pretty when the water is flowing…something like a wind chime but caused by water instead of wind.
And you never get that annoying dripping noise that sometimes happens with downspouts when the water hits the bottom of the spout.
3. Rain Chains Are A No-Maintenance Water Feature
Third, you get a water feature in your garden that doesn’t require any maintenance.
There’s no pump to clean, no checking to make sure the water hasn’t run down, and nothing to empty in the winter. Now that’s my kind of water feature!
4. They Turn Into An Ice Sculpture
Fourth, they even look nice in the winter.
Check out my frozen rain chain on one of the few icy, snowy winter days we get in South Carolina.