How Long Will It Take To Install Shutters in Indianapolis? The entire plantation shutter process, beginning with your in-home consultation through putting your shutters in, usually takes around four to six weeks. The process takes this long because we strive to build the perfect shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take exact measurements, use advanced software to design them, assemble your custom shutters by hand, and get them to your home for installation. Real wood shutters tend to take longer than Polywood because of the staining and finishing process.It will take a little time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.