How Long Will It Take To Install Shutters in Detroit? The whole plantation shutter process, beginning with your starting consultation through installation, will take about four to six weeks on average. The reason it takes this long is because our goal is to build the perfect shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, use sophisticated software to design your shutters, assemble your custom shutters manually, and deliver them to your home for installation. Real wood shutters tend to take longer due to the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It will take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.