Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? The answer will depend on your personal taste. If you want to keep your existing trim, we’re able to build your shutters to match your current trim. If you like our shutter frames better, then removing trim is fine—but it’s not a requirement. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, we can help you choose the best option to match the vision you have in mind for your windows.