How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Philadelphia? The complete plantation shutter process, from your starting consultation to putting your shutters in, usually takes about four to six weeks. The process takes this long because our goal is to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. Doing that requires us to take precise 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 faux wood because of the extra steps needed to stain and treat the wood.It will take some time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.