How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Chicago? The entire plantation shutter process, beginning with your initial consultation through putting your shutters in, usually takes around four to six weeks. The process takes this long because we strive to build shutters that are perfectly customized to every facet of your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, utilize advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your custom shutters manually, and get them to your home for installation. Shutters made from real wood typically take longer than Polywood due to the extra steps needed to stain and treat the wood.It will take a little time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.