Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? That’s up to your personal style. If you want to keep your trim in place, we’re able to build custom shutters to complement 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, your Sunburst installer can help you pick the best option to match your perfect vision.