Rain chains are an excellent way to divert rainwater away from your home. Rain chains direct water via surface tension. Essentially, water naturally “sticks” to the chains. This surface tension slows the water down and disperses the water near the ground.

Below are some interesting and creative types of rain chains used in residential and commercial architectural applications. Not only do rain chains serve a useful purpose, but they can also bring added value to a property as a unique and often overlooked aspect of a home build.

  • Rain chain by Wenham Design
  • jz: like the gutter extension and rain chain   Expert Advice: American-Made Building Essentials, Courtesy of Lake|Flato Architects - Remodelista
  • Rain chain.