How Long Does It Take To Install Shutters in Charlotte? The whole plantation shutter process, beginning with your starting consultation through installation, will take about four to six weeks. The process takes this long because we strive to build the perfect shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, use sophisticated software to design your shutters, assemble your brand-new shutters by hand, and ship them to you prior to installation. Wood shutters tend to take longer than faux wood due to the staining and finishing process.It does take a little time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.