How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Raleigh? The entire plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to putting your shutters in, will take about four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because we want to build the perfect shutters for your windows. Doing that requires us to take exact measurements, use sophisticated software to design them, assemble your brand-new shutters by hand, and ship them to your home for installation. Shutters made from real wood tend to take longer than faux wood due to the staining and finishing process.It will take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.