How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Hartford? The whole plantation shutter process, from your in-home consultation to finishing your shutter installation, will take approximately 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, make use of sophisticated software to design them, assemble your custom shutters by hand, and deliver them to you prior to installation. Real wood shutters tend to take longer than faux wood because of the staining and finishing process.It does take a little time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.