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 can 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 necessity. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, we’ll help you find the right shutter to match the vision you have in mind for your windows.