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Coastal Home Maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Exterior Metal Maintenance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Owning a home near the coast here in the San Francisco area is a great privilege, but it comes with certain maintenance. The issue is that those lovely mists and the salty tang actually provide the exact two things that cause rust.

It is important to maintain the metal that is part of your home exterior, such as railings, window hardware, gutters, or furniture. All of these can greatly enhance the beauty and the functionality of your home. They can do this best, however, when they are kept free from rust and corrosion. There are three primary ways to help keep these parts of your home in good repair and looking fresh: cleaning, painting and prevention.

Cleaning exterior metal surfaces

One simple but important way that you can help to keep exterior metal surfaces in good repair is to clean them regularly. In coastal homes in the San Francisco Bay area, salt can collect on these surfaces and cause corrosion. Cleaning regularly with a mild detergent can help to prevent a build up of salt or other corrosive substances. Do not use harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, as these may damage the paint or finish. Use fresh water to rinse, and try to leave surfaces dry to prevent rust. In the case of outdoor furniture, you can help to keep it clean and protected from salty buildup by covering it when it is not in use.

Painting exterior metal surfaces

Sometimes a simple cleaning is not enough to keep exterior metal looking great. When the paint has become worn or chipped, repainting is the best way to keep the metal from corroding. If there is already rusting or corrosion, those areas will need to be treated before the metal can be painted. In many cases, if you want to match an exact color, you can order paint from the manufacturer. Remember that the metal surfaces need to be sound, clean and dry before paint can be applied.

Rust Prevention

They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is definitely true with exterior metal maintenance! Whenever possible, it is best to take preventative steps to keep your home exterior in good shape. By regularly inspecting all metal work, checking for damaged or worn paint and for corrosion or rust, you can help prevent more significant damage to your house. Treating problems early will prevent them from becoming much bigger problems.

San Francisco Exterior Painting Contractor

MB JESSEE is one of San Francisco's most respected painting contractors. With decades of experience in caring for coastal homes, MB JESSEE can be trusted to give your exterior metal the kind of treatment it needs to keep it looking fresh and classy! Read more about our San Francisco painting services.

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“The completed 'Client Satisfaction Survey' we sent in only modestly reflects our total satisfaction with the work. As a retired small business owner, I compliment you on setting 'best practices' that are consistently followed. Everything described in your marketing materials was a reality! The crew is a super bowl team and our neighbors commented on how quiet they were. We are very happy to be a client of MB Jessee.”

— Richard
Orinda

“Dear Matt,You must be so proud of your men! They were fantastic to have around. Polite, courteous and hardworking. I am so pleased with the outcome of our home--in fact, I couldn't be any more pleased than I am!”

— Mrs. S
San Leandro

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walk through experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3 year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua Jansen

“Julie,Just to let you know I am very appreciative of your crew catching the plumbing/mold problem. It was very astute of them. I wanted to let you know that again your crew has done excellent work here, please pass this along to Mr. Jessee. There are some bumps in the road here, but the painting and your crew has not been one of them. Their work is the only thing going right currently, and this crew is very nice and respectful. It is much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Beth
Oakland

“MB Jessee just finished our exterior and we couldn't be happier with our experience. The foreman (Pedro) and lead painter (Ricardo) were incredible to work with: they communicated scheduling clearly, Ricardo was a joy to be around every day, the showed up early every day, were incredibly tidy and did great paint work. The final walkthrough experience was incredible. Pedro pointed out items I missed demonstrating a clear desire to complete another quality project. I highly recommend them. As others have noted they definitely aren't the cheapest but you quickly realize that you're getting what you pay for. The 3-year guarantee is also a nice touch since there are likely touch-up items that will show up after the job is done.”

— Joshua J.
Oakland, CA

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

— Thama B.
San Francisco, CA

“I want to express my thanks for a job well done. The rooms look great and there is no problem with any marks on the all the trim, floor, carpet, etc. The paint job is lovely. I also want to express my thanks for the level of professionalism the foreman showed in running the job. He was very attentive to any changes I needed to make, was extremely careful in getting the faux paint color and effect correct. Thanks so much for a job well done.”

— Suzan D’Arcy

“Everyone I dealt with was nice, helpful, and very professional. The price was reasonable! (I didn't feel like I was getting the "San Francisco price." The attention to detail and work quality was excellent. They did what they said they would do in the exact timeframe they said they would do. Highly recommend!”

— Tim Tyson

“The kitchen looks NEW! You guys are amazing.”

“High quality work from a pleasant and qualified staff. Thank you!”

— Paul Markovich

“The entire MB Jessee team is courteous, efficient and professional. From scheduling and estimating to the crew managers and crew, they all did an excellent job on a small (but complicated) two room project in my house. I'm already thinking about getting them scheduled for the next project in the spring.”

— Cari Cheney

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson