Should I Remove My Trim Before Installing Shutters? Whether or not to remove the trim depends on your own taste. If you want to keep your existing trim, we can build your shutters to fit with your current trim. If you like our shutter frames better, then you can take out the existing trim—but it’s not a necessity. If you’re trying to go trimless or replace your trim, we’ll help you pick the right option to fit what you have in mind for your space.