How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Tampa? The entire plantation shutter process, beginning with your starting consultation through installing the shutters, usually takes approximately four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because we want to build the perfect shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, make use of advanced software to design them, assemble your custom shutters by hand, and deliver them to you prior to installation. Shutters made from real wood typically take longer than Polywood because of the staining and finishing process.It does take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.