Rain chains are a beautiful and functional alternative to traditional, closed gutter downspouts. Guiding rain water visibly down chains or cups from the roof to the ground, rain chains transform a plain gutter downspout into a pleasing water feature. From the soft tinkling of individual droplets to the soothing rush of white water, they are a treat to listen to.
Link designs are the closest to the original form. They tend to splash more than cup styles, and this may be important when they are considered for areas that are near doors, windows or walkways. Link chains offer the most open, airy look and clean lines. They are often used with modern architectural designs, but also look appropriate in rustic settings like cabins and log homes.
Cup designs are an improvement over links chains in performance and efficiency. With open bottoms, they act as funnels, focusing the water from one cup down into the next one. Even in heavy rainfall, cup styles splash very little, so they can be placed anywhere. Cups come in many shapes and sizes, and also have themed designs such as hummingbirds or dolphins.
Rainchains are a great way to add a unique feature to your home. They work great where a downspout may be an eyesore, or where there just isn’t a good place to attach a downspout. Rainchains are always a head turner and get many compliments.
A leader head is a device used in roof drainage to capture stormwater runoff from the rain guttering of a building. Generally speaking, such a device is known as either a leader head, collector box, or a conductor head within the fields of Architecture, Building Design and Construction. Leader heads are commonly made from sheet metal in the form of a box of varying shape and size which is open at the top and has one or more outlets to which downspouts are attached.
Leaderheads can be used to catch a roof scupper or drain, connect two or more downspout lines together, or give a decorative feature to the downspout. There are numerous design options to compliment any style of architecture. Many customers choose to use a leaderhead as a decorative feature on their home. The leaderhead can add architectural design to the downspout creating a much desired look.
Decorative downspouts are most often used in a copper gutter system, however they con be used in aluminum system as well. By adding accessories to a downspout such as cast brackets, leaderheads, and ornate downspout feet, you can turn a ordinary downspout to a extraordinary design feature. There are numerous design options from simple and elegant to ornate and extravegent. Aquatech has the experience to design and install the most unique, beautiful downspouts you can imagine.
Decorative Gutter Brackets
Decorative gutter brackets are mainly used with half round gutters. These are cast brackets and are the absolute strongest way to fasten a half round gutter. There are a variety of design options from simple to decorative. Gutter brackets will set the half round gutters apart, and add a beautiful design element to the perimeter of the roof. Gutter brackets are an excellent choice for the discerning customer.