Our rain chains are 100% pure copper
A green eco-friendly product
Ship same day on orders received before 4 EST.
Our rain chains are standard 8.5 ft. - can easily be made longer or shorter
3' Extensions available for various styles
Gutter hook attachment included with every rain chain for easy installation same day
Not only do rain chains function as a downspout but for those of you who want to be creative there are other uses besides using it for a alternative downspout. The large and extra large cup styles make a great home for small plants hanging off a shepards hook or place a string of lights through or around your chain. Some people have created water features in their gardens with them.
100% copper rain chains are a fun, fashionable and extremely functional alternative to ugly downspouts. Your family, friends and neighbors will enjoy watching rain water cascade down your rain chain. Everyone loves them and they also make wonderful gifts year round.
Come winter in the North - Don't worry! Rain chains look beautiful covered in snow. Ice formations will be ever-changing as the sun warms the rain chain during the day and re-freezes at night. However, too much snow and ice accumulation may cause some connecting links to bend. Please monitor your rain chain and if uncertain take down the rain chain until the weather improves.
When purchasing a rain chain make certain it is 100% copper. Don't be fooled by copper plated rain chains. They will fade and rust within a couple of years. RainChainSuperStore sells only 100% copper rain chains. 100% copper rain chains will never rust! Overtime your rain chains will develop a beautiful patina finish and since we only use 100% copper your rain chain will last a lifetime.
RainChainSuperStore encourages everyone to make an effort to employ the use of natural and raw materials as an alternative to man made products. Your purchase from RainChainSuperStore takes us one step closer to making this planet a safer and healthier place to live. Rain chains are enviromentally friendly and literally every home can be enhanced by adding 100% copper rain chains in place of ugly downspouts.
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When we demonstrate our chain downspouts to someone for the first time, the first reaction is always the same: a smile.
All of our rain chains come pre-packaged at 8.5' in length with the exception that 8 of our styles we offer 3' extensions (view 3' extension tab). If you need extra footage of a style we do not offer a 3' extension on you would need to purchase two chains and remove what you do not need. All styles can easily be made longer or shorter. This is something you would do before you install them.
Here are just some common questions that are frequently asked.
More can be found under FAQ Tab.
Q: How long does shipping take for rain chains?
We ship FedEx Ground (Canada and Hawaii orders are shipped USPS).
In most cases we ship rain chains and basins the same day as we receive your order. Ship times are as follows in business days:
West Coast: 1 - 3 days Midwest: 3 - 4 days East Coast: 4 - 5 days
Q: Does it matter where chain downspouts are hung?
There are some factors to consider when deciding the best location for your new home ornament.
First, consider the effect of splashing. If hung too close to a walkway or porch, those passing by might find themselves getting a bit wet during a heavy rain. In general, the ones made of just the copper loops linked together tend to be the “splashiest” – for a location with foot traffic nearby, chain downspouts that use cups might be more appropriate. They can handle the flow of water more easily as it is funneled from the top to the bottom.
Second, it’s nice to have a spot where it can be easily seen. If you have a window near where your gutter drains, that could be an ideal spot. This would allow you to “see the show” up close, but without getting wet. You might even be able to open the window a bit and enjoy the sound of the water as well.
Q: Do I need to anchor the bottom end?
The end of the rain chain can be anchored in various ways, but that is really just a personal preference rather than a necessity. It can swing freely unless you live in an area that is exceptionally windy. As an alternative, you can hang it into a barrel to collect the rainwater, or you can use one of our copper basins. Both of these options prevent the rain from hitting the ground directly.
Q: What is the function of a rainchain?
Like a downspout, rainchains allow a steady flow of water off of your roof from the raingutter. Unlike a downspout a rainchain allows you to watch the cascading water through the cups or links with the soothing sound of flowing water. Cup styles tend to offer a more tinkling sound than the link styles.
Q: Do I need rain gutters to use my rainchain?
No. Although rainchains work best when attached to a rain gutter they can also be used wherever water flows off your roof or shed. It is helpful when the waterflow is concentrated into the rainchain to maximize the function of the rainchain. You can also hang smaller sections on a shepherds hook in the garden to enhance the garden appearance.
Q: What is the difference between the cup and link style?
The cup style concentrates the flow of water and during heavy rains will contain water moreso than link styles. Both are functional and attractive with water flowing through them. Cup styles are easier to shorten or lengthen because the cups can easily be removed or added where the link may require soldering.
Q: Will my rainchain maintain its shiny copper appearance?
Our rainchains are made from 100% copper which through normal usage will darken with age and develop a beautiful patina finish. Our rainchains will last many lifetimes.
Q: Do I have to take down my rainchain in the winter?
Many of our customers live in cold and snowy sections of the country and rainchains are very attractive when covered in ice or snow. During the day ice may melt and refreeze overnight leaving beautiful ice formations. However, during heavy accumulations of ice and snow the weight may be too heavy for the rain chain causing some links to bend. Please monitor your rain chain during the winter and if uncertain take the rain chain down until the weather improves.
Q: Will high winds affect the rainchains?
Rarely have we heard of any issues with wind. Due to the open design only a very strong wind will cause some swaying but it will be minimal and should not affect the function of the rainchain.
Q: How much do rainchains weigh?
Our rainchains average between 5 - 7 lbs and are not an issue hanging from most raingutters.
Q: How long does it take to install a rainchain?
Rainchains are easy to install and usually takes only a few minutes. It literally takes longer to get your ladder out. Each rain chain comes with installation instructions.
Q: Where does the water flow into from a rainchain?
Like a downspout the water flow from your rainchain can go direct into your drainage pipe or you can purchase one of our basins. The basins allow you to use the collected water for plants, rinsing outdoor furniture or other uses where water can be used.