Not a bad look. I assume infinitely easier than our process of using 1x12 planed boards for the boards and making battens from ripping the boards.It is metal board and batten. It comes in 6 and 10 inch widths. It is made like standing seam metal roofing where the fasteners are placed and the batten end snapped over them.
Good to know your experience. I've had issues with the lumber yard as well for our siding. Cracked boards, embedded debris, holes, inconsistent availability, and clueless employees have plagued this process. Unfortunately we are locked into one lumber yard until we finish the first floor siding. I'll post some photos soon, I'm too lazy to get out the camera and laptop.It is rather tedious to put on, and you almost have to own a siding break to put it on, but the finished product is nice. Getting the stuff is an exercise in frustration. I do not know if the problems are with the manufacturer, the wholesaler, or the lumber yard.
I was told by the yard man that I should not order it all at once as it was expensive and non returnable. This was the first order they sold of the product, and nobody had a good idea of coverage versus waste as it only comes in 10 foot sticks and you have to buy it by the box. So I ordered what I thought should be enough for half to two thirds of the building. It was weeks over due coming in. The second shipment is also late. It most likely will be Thanksgiving before I can get the last couple of boxes of siding.
Had I known this, I would have used a different product. 10 years from now, I guess it will not matter.