Unsupported video playback Moving water from gutters to ground in a controlled manner is a necessary chore, but rain chains are a perfect blend of form and function because they do so in style. Rain chains come in all kinds of materials to suit almost any home. From black powder coated aluminum to forged brass, and everything in between, there is bound to be something to suit the style of your home. You need something that brings rainwater from your surface to ground level, but you don’t need an ugly pipe to do that! This downspout alternative will add charm and personality to your home, compared to its more industrial counterpart. The installation step is easy, and anyone can do it with simple tools. Remove the downspout from the gutter. You will need an electric drill to remove the metal nails and screws. Then separate the joints from each other. 2. Attach the rain chain to the hole in the gutter, and as the water leaves the gutter, it rolls down the chain, slowing the flow and creating a beautiful waterfall in the process. Previous Article Spring Cleanup with a Purpose: Supported by his 40-year career in remodeling, Danny has worked as a home improvement expert on The Early Show and The Weather Channel for CBS for more than a decade. His extensive practical experience and understanding of the industry make him the go-to source for all things home-related – from advice on minor repairs, to complete remodeling, to helping homeowners prepare their homes for the harsh weather and seasons.