How Long Will It Take To Install Shutters in Miami? The whole plantation shutter process, from your in-home consultation to finishing your shutter installation, will take around four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because we want to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. Doing that requires us to take precise measurements, utilize sophisticated software to design them, assemble your brand-new shutters manually, and ship them to you prior to installation. Real wood shutters tend to take longer than faux wood due to the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It does take some time, but it’s definitely worth the wait.