Rain Chains are easy to install! Follow the instructions below for helpful tips. If you run into any issues, our team will be happy to help!
Step #1: Remove the existing downspout if necessary (it's usually held by a few sheet metal screws).
Step #2: Install your V-Hook (included with your rain chain) or your Installation Kit (separate recommended product) in your gutter.Learn More About Installation Kits
Installation kits or Link Chain Reducers can always be added afterwards if needed
Step #3: Install your Link Chain Reducer.
Skip this section if you didn't purchase a Link Chain Reducer.
Link Chain Reducers are primarily used with Link Style Rain Chains. They help to funnel water that flows out of the Installation Kit directly onto the rain chain. This will help more water flow down the rain chain and reduce splashing.Learn More
Step #4: Assemble your rain chain. If you purchased a cup style rain chain design, it most likely has been delivered to you with cups and top wires separated. This means smaller packaging and less damage during shipping.
Step #5: Anchor your rain chain to the ground. It's necessary to secure your rain chain at the bottom so that it does not swing freely in the wind and hit surrounding structures causing damage to your home or rain chain. Below we've listed a few common methods.Shop All Accessories
The Rain Chain Anchor Stake™ and the Rain Chain Anchor Pin are both great solutions for securing your rain chain to the ground.
Simply run the stake into the area directly below your rain chain and connect your rain chain with the included lightweight copper chain.Learn More
We offer a variety of dishes and basins that can be connected to your rain chain with a handy Loop-Kit. The Loop-Kit comes with a section of lightweight chain that's easy to connect to your rain chain. We recommend adding stones to the bottom of the basin or dish to add weight.Learn More
Another solution is to connect your rain chain to a drainage grate. The rainwater will run away from the house through the underground drain. This is a popular option for new construction homes, or for homes that are getting a professional landscape remodel.Learn More