How Long Will It Take To Get Shutters in Atlanta? The complete plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to installing the shutters, usually takes approximately four to six weeks on average. The process takes this long because our goal is to build 100% custom shutters for your windows. To do that, we need to take exact measurements, use advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your brand-new shutters by hand, and get them to your home for installation. Wood shutters typically take longer than Polywood due to the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It does take some time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.