How Long Does It Take To Get Shutters in Denver? The entire plantation shutter process, from your initial consultation to installing the shutters, usually takes about four to six weeks. The process takes this long because we strive to build shutters that are completely customized to your windows. To do that, we need to take precise measurements, make use of advanced software to design your shutters, assemble your custom shutters manually, and ship them to you prior to installation. Real wood shutters typically take longer than Polywood because of the added steps of staining and finishing the wood.It does take a little time, but it’s absolutely worth the wait.