Hurricane Season in FL translates into rain. And lots of it! Ever the water babies, we love a good water feature. So we decided to take down our traditional downspout and replace it with a gorgeous rain chain.
Not only is a rain chain a stunning addition to your home, but it also serves a purpose to divert rainwater runoff. That helps to keep the erosion at the base of your house to a minimum.
Here is our step-by-step process of How to install a Rain Chain on your Home:
- First things first, we needed to make sure the gutters were clean.
Next, take off the downspout.
It was not nearly as complicated as I thought it may be. A few screws removed and it popped right off.
Once the downspout was off, I placed the copper cup and flat into the gutter drop.
Then, it was time to connect the chain.
Again, an easy process. All you’ve got to do is feed the chain into the cup holder, and secure the pin. But I will say, the chain is super heavy. Especially when you’re holding it while balancing up on the ladder.
Once you’ve got the chain suspended, its time to secure it.
Finally, we added some river rock to cover the connectors.