How Long Will It Take To Install Shutters in Indianapolis? The entire plantation shutter process, from your in-home consultation to putting your shutters in, usually takes around four to six weeks on average. 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 your shutters, 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 definitely worth the wait.