Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? Whether or not to remove the trim depends on your personal taste. If you want to keep your trim in place, we’re able to build your shutters to match your current trim. If you prefer our shutter frames, then you can take out the existing trim—but it’s not a requirement. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, we’ll help you pick the right shutter to match what you have in mind for your space.