Welcome to the Original - Since 1996

Rain Chains Store

Manufacturing 100% Solid Copper (Not Copper Plated) Rain Chains and Basins
 
Only Copper Stands The Test Of Time Like The "Statue of Liberty"
 
(Now Offering Aluminum Rain Chains in Select Styles)
 
 
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 Toll Free: 800-372-3319 / 802-660-8070
Email: sales@RainChainsStore.com
 
 
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Our 100% Copper Rain Chains are a fun, fashionable and extremely functional alternative to ugly downspouts and will enhance the beauty of your home. Family, friends and neighbors will enjoy watching rain water cascade down your Rain Chain while listening to the pleasant and soothing sounds. Everyone loves them and they make great 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. Weight is not a problem. Rain Chains hold a limited amount of snow and ice and never get heavy enough to affect your rain gutt

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. RainChainsStore sells only 100% copper Rain Chains and a select variety of Aluminum Rain Chains . Copper Rain Chains will never rust! Overtime your beautiful Copper Rain Chain will develop a lovely patina and since we only use 100% Copper your Rain Chains will last a lifetime.

Our website has a great deal of information about Rain Chains. Hit any of the links on the top of the page and you can learn about the history of rain chains, why use copper, the different styles and why every home can benefit from using rain chains.  
RainChainsStore.com is a Vermont based company owned and operated by eco-friendly partners. We encourage everyone to make an effort to employ the use of natural and raw materials as an alternative to man made products. Your purchase from RainChainsStore.com takes us one step closer to making this planet a safer and healthier place to live. Rain chains are environmentally friendly and every home can be enhanced by adding 100% copper rain chains in place of downspouts.


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 Double Ring  Teardrop Link   Diamond Link  Traditional Link  Haru Cup   Kioshi Cup 

  

Aluminum Teardrop Link Aluminum Black Double Ring Aluminum Black Multi-Cube

Aluminum Black Hammered Cup

Aluminum Beaver Brown Hammered Cup Aluminum Dark Pewter Bronze Hammered Cup 

 

15" Anchoring Green Patina Copper Basin

15" Anchoring Copper Basin

21" Hammered Copper Basin 14.5" Basin with Copper Band 

 

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Welcome to RainChainsStore.com 

Our 100% Copper Rain Chains are a fun, fashionable and extremely functional alternative to ugly downspouts and will enhance the beauty of your home. Family, friends and neighbors will enjoy watching rain water cascade down your Rain Chain while listening to the pleasant and soothing sounds. Everyone loves them and they make great 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. Weight is not a problem. Rain Chains hold a limited amount of snow and ice and never get heavy enough to affect your rain gutters. 

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. RainChainsStore sells only 100% copper Rain Chains and a select variety of Aluminum Rain Chains . Copper Rain Chains will never rust! Overtime your beautiful Copper Rain Chain will develop a lovely patina and since we only use 100% Copper your Rain Chains will last a lifetime.

Our website has a great deal of information about Rain Chains. Hit any of the links above and you can learn about the history of rain chains, why use copper, the different styles and why every home can benefit from using rain chains.  
RainChainsStore.com is a Vermont based company owned and operated by eco-friendly partners. We encourage everyone to make an effort to employ the use of natural and raw materials as an alternative to man made products. Your purchase from RainChainsStore.com takes us one step closer to making this planet a safer and healthier place to live. Rain chains are environmentally friendly and every home can be enhanced by adding 100% copper rain chains in place of downspouts.


Thank You
David & Susann

 

  • A green eco-friendly product    
  • 100% Copper Rain Chains
  • New - Aluminum Rain Chains
  • All-Weather Year Round
  • Our Rain Chains are standard 8.5 ft.
  • All Styles can easily be made longer or shorter
  • 3' Extensions available for various styles
  • Easy Installation
  • Gutter hook attachment included with every Rain Chain
  • Same Day Shipping

 

Frequently Asked Questions     Installation Instructions

Rain Downspouts     Decorative Downspouts

Copper Rain Chain       Rain Chain Blog 

 

                                     

 

Featured by HGTV Chris and Peyton Lambton on Wake Up With Al    

HGTV's Chris and Peyton Lambton - Rain Chains and Basins were chosen by them as "Top Gift Picks"

Featured in Phoenix Home & Garden 

 

Welcome to RainChainsStore.com 

Our 100% Copper Rain Chains are a fun, fashionable and extremely functional alternative to ugly downspouts and will enhance the beauty of your home. Family, friends and neighbors will enjoy watching rain water cascade down your Rain Chain while listening to the pleasant and soothing sounds. Everyone loves them and they make great 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, during heavy ice and snow accumulation the weight may cause some connecting links to bend.  Please monitor your rain chain during the winter 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. RainChainsStore sells only 100% copper Rain Chains and a select variety of Aluminum Rain Chains . Copper Rain Chains will never rust! Overtime your beautiful Copper Rain Chain will develop a lovely patina and since we only use 100% Copper your Rain Chains will last a lifetime.

Our website has a great deal of information about Rain Chains. Hit any of the links above and you can learn about the history of rain chains, why use copper, the different styles and why every home can benefit from using rain chains.  RainChainsStore.com is a Vermont based company owned and operated by eco-friendly partners. We encourage everyone to make an effort to employ the use of natural and raw materials as an alternative to man made products. Your purchase from RainChainsStore.com takes us one step closer to making this planet a safer and healthier place to live. Rain chains are environmentally friendly and every home can be enhanced by adding 100% copper rain chains in place of downspouts.

 

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 some common questions that are frequently asked:

 

Q: How long does shipping take for rain chains?
We ship FedEx Ground (Canada and Hawaii orders are 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: What do I need to hang a rain chain?
Our rain chains include a copper hanger designed to fit into an existing downspout outlet.  Rain Chains will not function correctly if attached to gutters with just a flush hole.Water will shoot out in various directions and miss the rain chain.
For new construction or a gutter with just a flush hole our gutter reducer is required or an outlet installed by your gutter supplier for the rain chain to function correctly.  The reducer or outlet creates the vertical flow which is necessary to prevent water   from missing the rain chain. 
 
 Q: Why are there different size (M, L, XL) rain chains? 
When replacing a downspout with a rain chain the diameter of the rain  chain needs to be the same or preferably larger than the outlet opening.  As an example, if your outlet opening is 3” choose a cup style that is 3.25” in diameter or larger.

If you choose a link style then a 2” diameter is the maximum opening.  Our gutter reducer works with all of the rain chains and fits a round opening with a minimum of 2.75” up to a 4.5” diameter.

Q: Do I need a Gutter Reducer?
If you do not have existing downspouts or are installing new gutters our gutter reducer is necessary for the rain chain to function properly.   If you hang a rain chain directly to a flush hole in the gutter water will shoot in various directions and miss the rain chain.   The gutter reducer assures all the water leaving the gutter flows into or onto the rain chain depending on which style you choose.  Please note the gutter reducer works with all of our rain chains. 
 
Q: Does it matter where I hang my rain chain?
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 overnight refreeze leaving beautiful ice formations.  However, a heavy accumulation of ice and snow may result in too much weight for the rain chain and cause some  connecting links to bend. Please monitor your rain chain during the winter and if not sure we recommend you take it 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 4 - 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.  
 
Thank you for visiting!
David & Susanne