Traverse rods are the perfect option for wide sets of windows or doors. They easily allow for curtains and draperies to be opened and closed with the simple pull of a cord. Opening curtains with a cord rather than pulling on the fabric itself will keep your curtains looking brand new for much longer. Traverse rods are the ideal pairing for pleated draperies. Most traverse rod options from The Curtain Shop are available in split draw and one way draw to the left or right in telescoping lengths ranging from 30 inches to 150 inches.