We can replace existing downspouts with rain chains or install new rain chains as part of a construction or renovation project.
When you look at the exterior of a home, you might notice that it has downspouts running vertically along its edges. Downspouts connect to gutters, making up the majority of the drainage system on a property. When moisture moves through the gutters, it transfers to the downspouts, where it can be diverted or transferred to a designated location on the property. But what many people don’t realize is that a metal downspout isn’t the only option to serve this purpose. Rain chains have exploded in popularity recently, and they perform a similar task on a property.
Rain chains are decorative metal components that can serve as alternatives to traditional gutter downspouts. They can still connect to the gutters on a home, but they allow water to drain through them in a visual way. Most rain chains are open and feature unique designs or elements, enhancing the visual appeal of a structure. These chains have been used for centuries in Japan, where they’re called “Kusari-doi.” Many rain chains are made of copper, which can oxidize over time, turning the surface a rich shade of green.
Our technicians at Express Gutters can help you maximize this home trend by adding rain chains to your exterior. We can replace existing downspouts with rain chains or install new rain chains as part of a construction or renovation project. You’ll love the way your home looks when we finish installing these beautiful and decorative elements that also serve a valuable function. We’re available to serve those located in the Asheville, North Carolina area.