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 prefer our shutter frames, then you can remove the trim—but it’s not a requirement. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, your Sunburst installer can help you find the right option to match what you have in mind for your space.