How do rain chains work?

By December 15, 2021Uncategorized

Keep reading below if you find yourself puzzled by the idea of a rain chain addition to your gutter system!

Conveniently located in Oldsmar, FL, The Gutter Company offers quick access to neighboring Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as the Gulf beaches outlining Tampa Bay.

rain chain on gutterRain chains originated in Japan, 100s of years ago. The typical materials used for a rain chain are copper, brass or aluminum. They help move water from gutters to a designated area on the ground, like a traditional downspout. During this process, the water flowing down the rain chain provides elegant water formations that catch the eye, and calming sounds.

Water molecules are very cohesive and they want to stick to one another, often creating what appears as a “skin” on the surface of water, allowing bugs to float on top of water, or keeping water from spilling over the edge of a cup. The same idea applies to a rain chain. Surface tension allows the water to cling to the chains as it flows toward the ground. This surface tension is important to keeping splashing to a minimum, preventing damage to your home.

Here at The Gutter Company, we strive to be the best and provide quality work at all times! Our friendly estimators are standing by. Call today to view our samples and get a personalized estimate for a rain chain on your gutter! You can reach us at (813) 539-5260 or by clicking here.

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