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. A Teflon-based lubricant ensures minimal friction for easy opening. Opt for a standard white traverse rod in telescoping lengths ranging from 30 inches to 150 inches. If standard white is too plain, choose from a wide variety of decorative traverse curtain rod options in the Designer Metals Collection by Kirsch.