Shikoku, an alternative to gutter downspouts
The Shikoku rain chain is an attractive alternative to conventional downpipes. It will guide rainwater from your roof to the ground, producing a stylish water feature visible from the comfort of your home.
Where a reducer is not required, we supply an easy-to-install chain attachment that can be fitted at the bottom of your gutter outlet (without any modification). Simply pull out your existing downspout and substitute it with the chain. The rainchains installation takes only few minutes!!!
If you gutter is missing an outlet, simply create an opening with a suitable diameter for the rain chain. This can be achieved by using a hole saw, for example. Be sure, to choose the optimal spot to ensure adequate water drainage as well as to enjoy watching the chain.
The esthetic Japanese downspout
Thanks to its distinctive design, Shikoku will highlight your building’s features and generate excitement among the people around you. You will enjoy the “zen” melodic sounds produced by your Japanese downspout as the water travels along the chain from cup to cup.
During some winter months, ice can get caught in the chain creating a stunning river of ice. During warmer months, a pump can be added to the water collection basin allowing for a closed-loop water circulation cycle along the chain.
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In addition, our rain chains come with a 10 year warranty and we extend all our customer a two month trial period. The chains are shipped fully assembled and delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
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