Do I Need To Remove The Trim Before Installing Shutters? That’s up to your own taste. If you want to keep your trim in place, we can build custom shutters to fit with your current trim. If you like our shutter frames better, then you can remove the trim—but it’s not a necessity. If you want to go without trim or replace your trim, your Sunburst installer can help you pick the right option to fit your perfect vision.