Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? The answer will depend on your own 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 removing trim is fine—but it’s not a necessity. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, your Sunburst installer can help you choose the best option to match the vision you have in mind for your windows.