Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? The answer will depend on your personal taste. If you want to keep your trim in place, we’re able to build your shutters to complement your current trim. If you like our shutter frames better, then you can take out the existing trim—but it’s not a necessity. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, we’ll help you find the right shutter to fit what you have in mind for your space.