Why are some curtain rods so long?

Long curtain rods are often used in the shower curtain rod system to keep the shower curtains from getting in the way of the shower heads.

The curtain rods can be set to stay in place as long as needed and keep the curtains and shower heads in place, but there are many other uses for them, like removing debris from the shower head and the showerhead and shower curtain.

If the curtain rods do get too long, you can easily move the curtain rod assembly to an outlet that does not need the curtain.

Some shower curtain rods come with a cord or loop that allows you to adjust the length of the curtain at the outlet.