How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Gainesville? The complete plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to installing the shutters, usually takes about four to six weeks on average. The reason it takes this long is because we want to build shutters that are completely customized to your windows. To do that, we need to take exact measurements, make use of advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your custom shutters manually, and ship them to your home for installation. Wood shutters typically take longer than Polywood due to the extra steps needed to stain and treat the wood.It does take some time, but it’s an investment that’s well worth it.